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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The Manuscript I'm Working On So Far:

I've been doing some curatorial work this evening. In this current concept of a manuscript, I have approxmately 108 poems. The question is order and weather the Camera and Labyrinth poems truly fit. If you're curious, here are the titles:

 

Camera 1.doc

Camera 2.doc
Camera 3.doc
Camera 4.doc
Camera 5.doc
Camera 6.doc
Camera 7.doc
Camera 8.doc
Camera 9.doc
Camera 10.doc
Camera 11.doc
Camera 12.doc
Camera 13.doc
Camera 14.doc
Camera 15.doc
Dear Empire [these are your assemblies].doc
Dear Empire [these are your asylums].doc
Dear Empire [these are your banners].doc
Dear Empire [these are your battlefields].doc
Dear Empire [these are your beasts].doc
Dear Empire [these are your birds].doc
Dear Empire [these are your boardwalks].doc
Dear Empire [these are your bridges].doc
Dear Empire [these are your canyons].doc
Dear Empire [these are your capital cities].doc
Dear Empire [these are your coffee people].doc
Dear Empire [these are your countries].docx
Dear Empire [these are your dead].doc
Dear Empire [these are your dissidents].doc
Dear Empire [these are your docks].doc
Dear Empire [these are your engines].doc
Dear Empire [these are your evenings].doc
Dear Empire [these are your followers].doc
Dear Empire [these are your foundries].doc
Dear Empire [these are your goods].doc
Dear Empire [these are your hagiographers].doc
Dear Empire [these are your holy places].doc
Dear Empire [these are your horizons].doc
Dear Empire [these are your inquests].doc
Dear Empire [these are your interstates].doc
Dear Empire [these are your maps].doc
Dear Empire [these are your meadows].doc
Dear Empire [these are your mercies].doc
Dear Empire [these are your monuments].doc
Dear Empire [these are your murders].doc
Dear Empire [these are your nights].doc
Dear Empire [these are your nurseries].doc
Dear Empire [these are your orders].doc
Dear Empire [these are your parks].doc
Dear Empire [these are your pastures].doc
Dear Empire [these are your plains].doc
Dear Empire [these are your processions].doc
Dear Empire [these are your questions].doc
Dear Empire [these are your radio towers].doc
Dear Empire [these are your ramparts].doc
Dear Empire [these are your refugees].doc
Dear Empire [these are your salt flats].doc
Dear Empire [these are your scribes].doc
Dear Empire [these are your skies].doc
Dear Empire [these are your springs].doc
Dear Empire [these are your squares].doc
Dear Empire [these are your stables].doc
Dear Empire [these are your structures].doc
Dear Empire [these are your subjects].doc
Dear Empire [these are your sugar men].doc
Dear Empire [these are your volcanoes].doc
Dear Empire [these are your winters].doc
Dear Empire [these are your witnesses].doc
Dear Empire [this is your aftermath].doc
Dear Empire [this is your art].doc
Dear Empire [this is your beastiary].doc
Dear Empire [this is your breeze].doc
Dear Empire [this is your church].doc
Dear Empire [this is your city].doc
Dear Empire [this is your light].doc
Dear Empire [this is your Oceania].doc
Dear Empire [this is your Photo in the absence of flowers].doc
Dear Empire [this is your photo].doc
Dear Empire [this is your product].doc
Dear Empire [this is your purview].doc
Dear Empire [this is your rival].doc
Dear Empire [this is your sanitarium].doc
Dear Empire [this is your subject].doc
Dear Empire [this is your tomb].doc
Dear Empire [this is your tremor].doc
Dear Empire [this is your wall].doc
Dear Empire [this is your weather].doc
Dear Empire [this is your window].doc
Dear Empire [thse are your phantoms].doc
Dear Empire[these are your dissidents].docx
Dear Empire[these are your spires].doc
DearEmpirePoemsSubmissions.xls
Decree.doc
Epigraph.doc
Labyrinth 1.doc
Labyrinth 2.doc
Labyrinth 3.doc
Labyrinth 4.doc
Labyrinth 5.doc
Labyrinth 6.doc
Labyrinth 7.doc
Labyrinth 8.doc
Labyrinth 9.doc
Labyrinth 10.doc
Labyrinth 11.doc
Labyrinth 12.doc
Labyrinth 13.doc
Labyrinth 14.doc

Labyrinth 15.doc

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Honestly, I'm thinking the Camera and Labyrinth sequences are their own thing together. So that leaves 78 "Dear Empire" poems. It's not a problem for me to write them. It's a problem for me to figure out a way to end the project, and it might just be that I don't finish this thing . . . ever.

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Current Spin:

Reader Comments (2)

Dude, your Empire/Camera/Labyrinth poems are so cool. I can't wait to see how you lasso them into a collection. I'm sure reading it would be an experience. I want to see the landscape as a whole!
July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosh
Thanks, Josh. Therein lies the problem--the lassoing bit. I'm thinking I've got two manuscripts and that the "Dear Empire" bits are just going to have to be a separate entity.
July 21, 2011 | Registered CommenterOliver

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