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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2013 Poem-A-Day: Day 1

In keeping with my own tradition, I'll be attempting to write a poem-a-day for the month of August. If there are lapses in procedure it's because fatherhood got in the way.

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***ZAP!!!!!***

 

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Working on the finishing touches of this sequence. I'm probably going to strike the numbers from the finished sequence. As of now, the numbers are merely placeholders for individual poem placement in journals.

Submishmash is my friend

Today was a curatorial day, although I managed to squeeze out the prose poem below. By "curatorial," I mean that I spent the morning sorting and submitting packets of prose poems, and I sent exclusively electronic submissions this round.

I used this list as my guide:  http://ncs.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/pbonline.html

Then I went through and submitted to journals whose work I admire.

All told, I sent out roughly 7 packets of non-simultaneously submitted work. I had a lot of work laying around doing nothing, so I decided to take care of the business end of things. Every once in awhile, it's important to be a curator of your work. So I busily logged items in my submissions checker.

We'll see what happens. I re-sent work to a couple of places that keep rejecting me. I'm also sending to newer places. I sent work to journals who have never published any of my work.

My favorite method for submitting work is the Submishmash engine. It's so easy and convenient. There are other types of e-submission methods, but I found Submishmash to be the most user-friendly.

Overall, I'm relieved to have gotten the work done.I spent a long time in a chair. It's time to exercise.

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Current Spin:

 

Weekend and Binky Aftermath

As is my plan, I've posted the last poem of the week. Can't write on the weekends because weekends mean full time parenting. The kids are home, there are swim lessons to attend, and race cars to play with.

I've been skipping between poetry projects. The last two poems I posted are part of a different manuscript than the one whose contents I've listed on this blog. I don't quite know what to make of this manuscript. I feel it's a strange companion to Furious Lullaby, but I'm not sure. It's pretty dark.

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Binky aftermath--the 3-yr-old is having trouble sleeping on his own. While he's been getting progressively better about life without binky-dependence, its affected his ability to soothe himself to sleep. Hell, he had a binky for three years of his short life, so it's understandable that he's having trouble here. Still, its really affected our sleep as parents because he keeps waking up in the middle of the night. I keep telling myself, this too will pass.

Meanwhile, I've got a serious twitchy eye from sleep deprivation.

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My neighbor did me a solid and plowed back a plot of land for the containers of my box garden. It's still not level and for some reason he keeps finding huge hunks of concrete. I wonder if there had been a previous building there . . . Pictures soon.

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Current Spin:

Process Journal 7-14

***ZAP***

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.

 

August Poem-A-Day: Day 7

 *Poof!*

August Poem-A-Day: Day 6 + Bonus Poem

*Poof and poof!*

August Poem-A-Day: Day 5

 *POOF!*