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New and Selected Poems

It's rare to find a poet with such a laser focus on creating a lifelong legacy . . . His poems glitter like ornate glass drinking bottles-beautiful, yes, but equally aware of their utility. . . This seems to be Oresick's great message, and I am grateful for it: that we all live a life that is capable of rising to the status of art.
Coal Hill Review

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.

144 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

November, 2015

isbn : 9780822963806

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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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Peter Oresick
Judith Vollmer

Judith Vollmer is professor of creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg campus.

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Judith Vollmer