Caleb Young

Oliver de la Paz


Oliver de la Paz has written four poetry collections: Names above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Post Subject: A Fable, and Requiem for the Orchard, winner of the Akron Prize for poetry. He also co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry with Stacey Lynn Brown.

De la Paz’s work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House, Chattahoochee Review, and in anthologies, including Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. He has been the recipient of an NYFA Fellowship Award and a GAP grant from Artist Trust. He co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Asian American poetry, and serves on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs board of trustees.

Born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in Ontario, Oregon, de la Paz draws on his past experience as an EMT and caregiver for the developmentally disabled in his poetry. He currently lives in Massachusetts, where he teaches at College of the Holy Cross.

At the Time of My Birth | poem | Poetry Foundation
Aubade with Bread for the Sparrows | poem | Poetry Foundation
Loft Mentor Series | interview | The Loft Literary Center
Interview: Oscar de la Paz | interview | Arkana
Autism Screening… | reading | Poetry Foundation

Festival Years: 2018