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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Summer Reading Challenge and a response

I hope you are all having fun with the reading challenge. So far I've managed to read two of the books on my list: Beth Bachmann's Do Not Rise and Nick Flynn's My Feelings. I'm in the midst of juggling two books, but I'll mention those once I get through 'em.


One of the challenges I added for this Summer Reading List is a response in writing. It's to keep you accountable. I know I need to be held accountable. Anyway, here's my response to Beth Bachmann. I borrowed a line, but then it ended up being the image of the bloodshot eye after revision from her poem "bright one." 

I'll be back tomorrow with more writing and more responses, but for now, here's the poem:

 

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2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 9



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There. Poem #100 of the sequence. I've been feeling the sequence lag after I hit the 70's. Which definitely means I need to work hard on the later pieces. We'll see what happens. What I know: I need a secondary and possibly a tertiary sequence to frame and contextualize what's happening.

2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 8

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2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 7

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Getting series fatigue, which means my interest in a project is coming to a close. Next comes organization and revision, I think. Which is good. Means I can get on with my life. . .

2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 6

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2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 5

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Tough day at the keyboard. Feeling a little run down and uninspired, so I threw some sentences together. Or at least, that's how it felt. But as always, the goal is to put something down on the screen, good or bad.

 

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I got new shelves! So that's on my mind. My wife is out of town, so I've been solo-parenting for the past few days, which is also why I'm not feeling overly inspired. "Daddy Brain" has been very insistent of late.

2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 4

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2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 3

**ZAP!!!***

I had to drag myself to the desk today. I totally didn't want to write. But there. Now I feel virtuous.