Books
  • Furious Lullaby (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
    Furious Lullaby (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
  • Names Above Houses (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
    Names Above Houses (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
  • A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry
    A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry

  • Requiem for the Orchard (Akron Series in Poetry)
    Requiem for the Orchard (Akron Series in Poetry)

Anthologies

Oliver's work can also be found in the following anthologies.

  • Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing
    Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing
  • Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation
    Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation
  • Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond
    Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond
  • From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great
    From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great
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Oliver de la Paz’s Requiem for the Orchard is a love letter to memory and its ability to both sustain and shatter us beyond the “dust of ourselves,/ cold, decisive, and purely from the earth.” de la Paz renders in beautiful and exacting language the tenderness and ferocity of boyhood, alongside the enduring vulnerability of parenthood.  Out of such intimate recollection a generous wisdom blossoms.   

—Jon Pineda, author of
The Translator’s Diary

I read Keats as part of the Favorite Poems Project

Thanks to TateStreet.org! Here's a video of me talking about Keats:

 

https://youtu.be/k12SencWfXQ

Recent Review of Post Subject: A Fable

Lately

 

Sorry I've been invisible lately. We just moved and with that move came the usual madnesses as well as a blessing here and there.

We said farewell to our beautiful country home and said hello to a cozier (smaller) home in the city so we could be closer to work and the amenities my kids need.

I've mentioned this before--my oldest son is on the autistic spectrum and it looks as though my middle kid has sensory sensitivities. So my beautiful sons have taken up the bulk of my time--time that I would've otherwise spent doing silly things like fussing over Facebook posts and/or whatnot. I'm grateful for the time I'm spending with them.

What you see in the image above is an Occupational Therapy structure we had built in the basement of our new house. It looks like a small ocean to me. To my kids it's saving their lives.

Anyway, that's what I've been up to. I haven't been writing. I've been on sabbatical, but the sabbatical coincided with our big move, so much of my psychological space has been dedicated to making this new living and working environment work for the five of us.

I hope to get back into the swing of things, but for now, I just wanted to tell you that you're in my thoughts and that maybe I'll write a thing or two about you and about this beautiful and sad world.

Draft

 

***ZAP***

Still on it

***ZAP***

More drafts

***ZAP***

Another from a series in progress

***ZAP!!!!***

Back at it. Trying to jump start this writing thing again.

*poof*