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Oliver de la Paz

Oliver de la Paz the author of two books of poetry, Names Above Houses (2001) and Furious Lullaby (2007), both published by Southern Illinois University Press. He teaches creative writing at Western Washington University and is an advisory board member of Kundiman, a not-for profit organization dedicated to the discovery and mentoring of young Asian American writers.


Nocturne with a Dictator

The landowner’s gin is spiked with ash from burned sorghum. All day the field blazed—a red tide. He woke in a sweat. Thatched roofs of the workers sprayed down with hoses steam, the tendrils of smoke, citrine in the evening. His eye tr [...]