Oliver de la Paz

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English Department
Program Coordinator Creative Writing

Associate Professor
M.F.A, Arizona State University

Fields: Creative Writing: Poetry and Hybrid Genres; Contemporary American Poetry; Asian American Literature


Email: odelapaz@holycross.edu 
Office Phone: 508-793-2698
Office: Fenwick 227
PO Box: 47A
Office Hours: MWF 1:30-2:30 PM, T/R by appt. via Zoom


Oliver de la Paz is the author of four collections of poetry, Names Above HousesFurious 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, and Post Subject: A Fable (U. of Akron Press 2014).  He is the co-editor with Stacey Lynn Brown of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (U. of Akron Press 2012)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.  A recipient of a NYFA Fellowship Award and a GAP Grant from Artist Trust, his work has appeared in journals like Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House, Chattahoochee Review, 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.