Ed Ochester

Through his writing, editing, and teaching, Ed Ochester has been a major influence on contemporary letters for more than three decades. He edits the Pitt Poetry Series and is general editor of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction, both published by the 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. He co-edited the poetry magazine 5 AM and lives in a rural county northeast of Pittsburgh.