Today's poem is "Dear Empire,"
from Post Subject

The University of Akron Press

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 is the co-editor of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems and the co-chair of Kundiman.org's advisory board. He teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Western Washington University.

Other poems by Oliver de la Paz in Verse Daily:
August 2, 2010:   "Dear Empire," "These are your dead...."
June 24, 2010:   "How I Learned Quiet" "Begin with slowness—the drag of a candle's flame..."
February 24, 2009:   "Self-Portrait with Taxidermy" "In my anatomy studies, I expected..."
December 24, 2007:   "Prayer Essay" "I was unusually ahead of my time with my own..."

Books by Oliver de la Paz:

Other poems on the web by Oliver de la Paz:
"Dear Empire,"
"Dear Empire,"
Three poems
Three poems
Two poems
"Labyrinth 55"
Two poems
"Excuse Poem"
"Dear Empire"
Seven poems
Four poems
"Requiem for the Orchard"
"Camera 4"
"Last Days"
"Nocturne with a Dictator"
"My Dearest Regret,"
"Aubade with a Thistle Bush Holding Six Songs"
"Dear Empire,"
"Hour of Dawn"

Oliver de la Paz's Website.

Oliver de la Paz's Blog.

Oliver de la Paz According to Wikipedia.

Oliver de la Paz According to Twitter.

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