Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ MARQUETTE Ã‚– Oliver de la Paz, who is teaching poetry in the Summer Visiting WritersÃ‚’ Program at Northern Michigan University, will give a public reading from his book of prose poetry and verse, Names Above Houses. It is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the WomenÃ‚’s Federated Club House at 104 W. Ridge St.
In 2002, he was one of three finalists from a pool of hundreds for the Asian-American WriterÃ‚’s Workshop MembersÃ‚’ Choice Award.Ã‚ Six of his poems have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize.
The poet received his master of fine arts degree from Arizona State University, and bachelorÃ‚’s degrees in English and biology from Loyola Marymount University.Ã‚ He teaches at Utica College in New York and has taught at Arizona State University and Gettysburg College. His work has appeared in Quarterly West, The Asian Pacific American Journal, North American Review and elsewhere. He was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in Oregon.Ã‚