Oliver de la Paz

Washington, United States

Oliver de la Paz is the author of three collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, and Furious Lullaby (SIU Press), and Requiem for the Orchard (U. Akron Press).  He co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry with Stacey Lynn Brown. He is the co-chair 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, his work has appeared in journals like the New England Review, the Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House and in anthologies such as Asian American Poetry:  The Next Generation, and Contemporary Voices from the Eastern World.  He teaches at Western Washington University.

Website: http://www.oliverdelapaz.com


  • A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry , University of Akron Press (February 12, 2012)
  • Requiem for the Orchard , University of Akron Press (February 12, 2010)
  • Furious Lullaby , Southern Illinois University Press (February 1, 2007)
  • Names Above Houses , Southern Illinois University Press (February 1, 2001)


  • Artists' Trust GAP Grant(2009)
  • Akron Poetry Prize(2009)
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship(2005)
  • Crab Orchard Award Series Winner(2000)


  • Associate Professor at Western Washington University (September 2005 - )
  • Assistant Professor at Utica College (August 2001 - May 2005)
  • Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College (August 1999 - May 2000)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola Marymount University (May 1995)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Poetry from Arizona State University (May 1999)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry