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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Reading at the Edye Theater in Santa Monica

Dear Los Angeles/Southern California:

 

I'm coming back, but only for a short spell. I'll be reading at the Edye Theater with Cynthia Hogue and Kim Dower on October 27th at 4PM. It's a reading sponsored by the Poetry Society of America and Red Hen Press. I hope you can come by and bring some friends! It'll be fun!

INFO:

October 27, 2012. 4:00PM. Red Hen/PSA Reading with Cynthia Hogue and Kim Dower. Broad Theater. Santa Monica, CA.

I wanted to play a song for you. 

It's called "Look down behind Beau's butt."  It's a song my kid wrote for the dog. By the way, I'm still alive. Just wrangling kids:

 

Postscript--August Daily Writing

I wrote every day for 31 days. I was unable to post for every day due to internet issues, but I always managed to write every day. All told, 31 poems were drafted. Of the 31 poems, 9 of the poems are from my Eadweard Muybridge series. 21 of the poems were for the "Labyrinth" sequence. 1 of the poems was a miscellaneous poem.

 

I've managed to reach number 90 for my "Labyrinth" series, and I'm happy about the number, but I feel like I need to push it to 100 before I start putting together what I've got into something. The numbers are placeholders, not necessarily the order I intend to apply to that of a potential manuscript.

The Muybridge pieces are coming along. I feel like I've got enough cohesive poems to start thinking about shaping a manuscript, what with some previous Muybridge poems from last year's scribblings as well as some transitional "Camera" poems that could assist with the movement between pieces.

All told, I'm happy with the work for this August. Unlike last year, I think I'll have to take a break in September. I've got a number of prose assignments that are beckoning. We'll see what all this shapes into during the Fall. If you've been reading along, thanks! There's nothing quite like having to be accountable to somebody when writing. Even though I was never really sure if anyone was reading, I felt an obligation to post something, even if it were a cruddy draft. So having you out in internet land really did push me to come to the computer daily.

I'll be deleting the drafts over the next few days. Thanks for reading and thanks for your comments!

I've Fallen Completely Behind with my NaPoWriMo Progress but . . . 

. . .  I hope this video makes up for it. As you can see, I've got my hands a bit full:

 

Congratulations to the New Guggenheim Fellows!

NaPoWriMo April 11th

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NaPoWriMo April 10th

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NaPoWriMo April 9th

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