Oliver de la Paz

Oliver de la Paz is the author of four books of poetry: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Requiem for the Orchard, and Post Subject: A Fable. He co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems, and co-chairs Kundiman’s advisory board. He teaches in the MFA program at Western Washington University.

Labyrinth 86 by Oliver de la Paz

  The boy in the labyrinth’s hand retracts from under the beast’s hot respiration. His hand, damp from its breath. The beast is an imprisoned form, the boy thinks. Forged from what is and of course the fears from above. It wanders here in the maze, trapped in the decayed […]