“To live poetry is better than to write it.” — BASHO

Oliver de la Paz

Oliver de la Paz is the author of three books of poetry: Names Above Houses (SIU Press, 2001), Furious Lullaby (SIU Press, 2007), and Requiem for the Orchard (University of Akron Press, 2010). He is the co-editor of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012). He teaches English at Western Washington University.