Reading at Willamette University
I'll be reading for the Hallie Ford Literary Series at Wilamette University. Here's the info:
Please join us for the first event in the Fall 2011 Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette University, featuring poet Oliver de la Paz. The reading will take place next Wednesday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the library’s Hatfield Room and is free and open to the public.
Oliver de la Paz was born in the Philippines and grew up in Eastern Oregon. He is the author of three collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby (SIU Press 2001, 2007), and Requiem for the Orchard (U. of Akron Press 2010), winner of the Akron Prize for poetry chosen by Martìn Espada. He co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Asian American Poetry. A recipient of a NYFA Fellowship Award and a GAP Grant from Artist Trust, his work has appeared in journals like The Southern Review Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House, Chattahoochee Review, and inanthologies such as Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. He teaches at Western Washington University.
About Requiem for the Orchard, poet Jon Pineda wrote, “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.”