Ed Ochester is the editor of the Pitt Poetry Series, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. He joins us to talk about the changing world of publishing and why it can be difficult for emerging poets to publish their works. The Pitt Poetry Series, back when Ochester began as editor (late 1970s), was almost exclusively white, male, and heterosexual. In the 4 decades since, the Pitt Poetry Series has published poets who better reflect our evolving landscape, including Richard Blanco, Ross Gay, and Etheridge Knight.
For our Poem of the Week, Ed Ochester reads "Poetry" from his latest collection of poetry "Sugar Run Road."
Aired Jan. 17, 2016