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Oliver de la Paz

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Associate Professor, English Department
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: W 10-12; Th 10-12, or via Zoom appt.


Oliver de la Paz is the Poet Laureate of Worcester, MA for 2023-2025. He is the author and editor of seven books: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Requiem for the Orchard, Post Subject: A Fable, and The Boy in the Labyrinth, a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry. His newest work, The Diaspora Sonnets, is published by Liveright Press (2023). With Stacey Lynn Brown he co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. Oliver serves as the co-chair of the Kundiman advisory board. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He has received grants from the NEA, NYFA, the Artist’s Trust, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship, and has been awarded multiple Pushcart Prizes. He teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and in the Low-Residency MFA Program at PLU.