Peter Oresick

Poet

6342 Jackson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-2232
Phone: 
(412) 362-2772

Author's Bio

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 & Prizes

Books:
Iconoscope: New and Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015)
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Warhol-o-rama (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008)
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For a Living: The Poetry of Work (University of Illinois Press, 1995)
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Working Classics: Poems on Industrial Life (University of Illinois Press, 1990)

More Information

Gives readings: 
No
Travels for readings: 
No
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Pittsburgh
Raised in: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: Aug 06, 2018