David Oliveira is a native of California’s San Joaquin Valley. He was publisher of Mille Grazie Press in Santa Barbara, California, and a founding editor of Solo, an award winning national journal of poetry. He founded the still-running Santa Barbara Poetry Series, and in 1999, was named Santa Barbara’s millennium poet laureate.
He has published two collections of poems: As Everyone Goes Tree, House Press; A Little Travel Story, Harbor Mountain Press; a chapbook, In the Presence of Snakes, Brandenberg Press; and a collaboration, A Near Country: Poems of Loss, Solo Press. He has anthologized in several important collections, including: How Much Earth: the Fresno Poets, which he co-edited with Christopher Buckley and M. L. Williams; California Poetry from the Gold Rush to the Present; and The Gávea–Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry.
David Oliveira makes his home on the banks of the Mekong River near Phnom Penh, where he teaches at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia.