PETER ORESICK earned his college tuition in the 1970s during summers laboring for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. He worked as a publisher for 22 years, and as a high school teacher, a Poet-in-the-Schools, and director of Master's programs in both publishing and creative writing. As an editor, his anthologies include "Working Classics: Poems on Industrial Life"; "For a Living: The Poetry of Work"; and the forthcoming "The Pittsburgh Novel: A Readers' Guide to Western Pennsylvania in Fiction, 1792-2013". His most recent book of poems is a verse biography of Andy Warhol, "Warhol-o-rama."
Publications and Prizes
Iconoscope: New and Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), Warhol-o-rama (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008), For a Living: The Poetry of Work (University of Illinois Press, 1995), Working Classics: Poems on Industrial Life (University of Illinois Press, 1990)
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Listing last updated: October 21, 2015