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Chatham University

Creative Writing (MFA) Faculty and Staff

Peter Oresick

Chatham Faculty
Hometown : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joined Chatham : 2005

Academic Areas of Interest

Poetry, fiction, working-class literature, Russian and East European studies, and the printing and publishing industries.


  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 1977
  • M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 1981



  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate: English (Grades 7-12)


  • Heinz Endowments Fellowship (2005)
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (1984)


  • Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs
  • Carpatho-Rusyn Society
  • Pittsburgh Bibliophiles
  • Working Class Studies Association


  • Oresick, P. "The Andy Warhol Poems." Ligonier Valley Writers Conference (Ligonier, PA) July 2006.
  • Ryan, G. and Oresick, P. "PIA/GATF Consolidation." DRUPA 2000 International Trade Fair for Printing & Media (Düsseldorf, Germany) May 2000.
  • Oresick, P. “On-Demand Printing Technology in the American Publishing Industry.” PIRA International Conference on On-Demand Printing. (London, England), November 1999.
  • Oresick, P. and Roper, R. "PIA/GATF Consolidation with the Union of Mexican Lithographers." Confederacion Latinoamericana de la Industria Grafica (Mexico City, Mexico) May 1999.
  • Oresick, P. and Baensch, R. “Seminar on Publishing in Latvia.” United States Information Agency (Riga, Latvia) October 1995.
  • Oresick, P. and Baensch, R. “Seminar on Publishing in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.” United States Agency for International Development (Almaty, Kazakhstan) May 1995.
  • Oresick, P. and Baensch, R. “Seminar on Publishing in China.” United States Information Agency & Beijing Normal University Press (Beijing, China) June 1994.
  • Oresick, P. and Phillabaum, L. “The Future of Poetry Publishing at University Presses.” Academy of American Poets and the Associated Writing Programs (Pittsburgh, PA) March 1995.
  • Oresick, P. and Velázquez, A. “Scholarly Publishing in the Americas: Books Across Borders.” Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Presses (Chicago, IL) June 1992.