Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Oliver de La Paz, Poetry Reading, part of the Creative Writing Minor Speaker Series

Friday, October 15, 2021 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Oliver de la Paz

Oliver de la Paz is the author of five collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, and Requiem for the Orchard, winner of the Akron Prize for poetry chosen by Martìn Espada, Post Subject: A Fable, and The Boy in the Labyrinth, finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award.  He is the co-editor with Stacey Lynn Brown of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. He co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Asian American Poetry and is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. A recipient of grants and awards from the NEA, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Artist Trust, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, his work has appeared in journals like Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House, Poetry, and in anthologies such as Asian American Poetry:  The Next Generation. He teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University.

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