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Unreconstructed
Poems Selected and New
Ed Ochester




Autumn House
2007 • 200 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-14-5



“Often chatty, usually likable and occasionally profound, Ochester's fluent free verse also includes a remarkable range of subjects, from his own Polish immigrant heritage to... [continued in Reviews below]”—Publisher's Weekly

The new and selected collection of beloved poet and editor Ed Ochester.

This collection includes the entire text of Snow White Horses, Ochester's earlier selected poems, as well as selections from Land of Cockaigne and a generous sampling of new poems.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Often chatty, usually likable and occasionally profound, Ochester's fluent free verse also includes a remarkable range of subjects, from his own Polish immigrant heritage to Fred Astaire, Retired Miners, shopping malls, Rust Belt retirees, a baboon watching apes, Mike's Lymphoma, Pasta, My Penis and empty trains, whose chugging makes the repeated sound ‘Eisenhower Eisenhower Eisenhower.’”—Publisher's Weekly

“Ed Ochester has his thumb on the American pulse and his ear tuned to the American voice–in all its urban-suburban-backyard-backwoods- rustbelt-ad-agency and Hollywood-inspired dreaming and folly. He smiles at it, he loves it, he makes us love it too. For he is also a gardener who knows the names of things, and knows, as well, that ‘we have no single lives,/ we are grass, trees,/ hidden roots intertwined/ mile upon mile.’ I salute Ochester’s Whitmanic yawp and tenderness.”—Alicia Ostriker



ED OCHESTER is the editor of the Pitt Poetry Series and is a member of the core faculty of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars. He has published seven books of poems, as well as eight limited editions, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the George Garrett Award from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and the "artist of the year" award from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Recent poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Agni, Boulevard, Nerve Cowboy, Great River Review, Gettysburg Review and other magazines. In addition, poems of his were selected for Best American Poems 2007 and 2013.



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