Pitt Poetry Series
Since its inception in 1967, the Pitt Poetry Series has been a vehicle for America’s finest contemporary poets. The series list includes Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Denise Duhamel, Lynn Emanuel, Ross Gay, Etheridge Knight, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Ted Kooser, Larry Levis, Sharon Olds, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, Afaa Michael Weaver, David Wojahn, Dean Young, and many others.
Throughout its history, the Pitt Poetry Series has provided a voice for the diversity that is American poetry, representing poets from many backgrounds without allegiance to any one school or style. Since 1978, Ed Ochester has been the editor and creative force behind the series.
Acquiring Editor: Ed Ochester
Ed OchesterUniversity of Pittsburgh
Ed Ochester is the former director of the creative writing program at the University of Pittsburgh, and is professor emeritus of English there. Ochester is also a core faculty member of the Bennington College MFA Writing Seminars, and has twice served as president of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, where he received the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature. He is the author of numerous poetry collections including Sugar Run Road, Unreconstructed: Poems Selected and New, The Republic of Lies, and he was editor of American Poetry Now.