Peter Oresick, American poet, Died at 60


Peter Oresick was born on September 8, 1955, and died on September 3, 2016.

He was an American poet.

Peter Oresick was best known as the editor of Working Classics, a landmark literary anthology of working-class poetry, and as a publisher.

Oresick served in senior positions in literary, scholarly, and technical publishing from 1981 to 2004 at the University of Pittsburgh Press, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation and Printing Industries of America.

During 2010 he became editor-in-chief of the literary magazine The Fourth River.

He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at the University of Pittsburgh.

Peter taught at Emerson College, The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

He resided in Pittsburg.

Peter Oresick passed away at 60 years old.