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

« August Poem-A-Day: Day 19 | Main | August Poem-A-Day: Day 18 »

A Book Trailer for REQUIEM FOR THE ORCHARD

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It took me a couple of days to sync up the subtitles and the voice-over, but I finally decided this was a pretty good draft for my first attempt.

 

I used iMovie and Garage Band on my iMac to make this movie. I basically used personal footage from a walk through the woods with my son.


I hope you like it.

 

Reader Comments (8)

Beautiful poem.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuzanne
I love it. I wrote my own poem after watching it. Thank you.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustin
Thanks guys! It was fun to make/edit.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOliver
Wow, well done! Though I do have to admit that early on I thought this was footage of Bigfoot lol. The poem was moving and real.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJayTee
Beautiful work, as always, Oliver.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Allspaw
So true, JayTee. And I DO live in Sasquatch territory.
August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOliver
Thank you for that great small trip.
August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJory
Fantastic poem and the video and subtle music is perfect.
August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCollin Kelley

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