Frostburg State University’s Center for Creative Writing and Department of English present author Ed Ochester at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in FSU’s Cook Chapel. The reading is free and open to the public, and followed by a book signing and reception.
Ochester’s most recent books are “Unreconstructed: Poems Selected and New” (Autumn House Press, 2007); “The Republic of Lies” (chapbook, Adastra Press, 2007); “The Land of Cockaigne” (Story Line Press, 2001) “American Poetry Now” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007), an anthology of contemporary American poetry. He edits the “Pitt Poetry Series” and is general editor of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction (both University of Pittsburgh Press). From 1978 to 1998 he was director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh, and was twice elected president of Associated Writing Programs. Ochester has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; he recently won the $15,000 “Artist of the Year” award of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and in 2006 won AWP’s George Garrett Award for service to literature. He co-edits the poetry magazine “5 AM” and is a core faculty member of the Bennington College MFA program.
For more information, contact FSU’s Center for Creative Writing at (301) 687-4024.
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