Peter Oresick

Peter Oresick was a poet whose works include Warhol-o-rama, Definitions, and Working Classics: Poems on Industrial Life. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Emerson College.

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New and Selected Poems

Collected here are poems from Peter Oresick’s previous books, beginning with The Story of Glass (1977), and to them are added 36 new poems called Under the Carpathians. His work—known for working class and Catholic themes—probes labor and social history, post-World War II America, Eastern European identity, Eastern Rite Catholicism, and Russian icons and fine art and especially Pittsburgh-born pop art icon Andy Warhol.