About the Authors

Peter Oresick

Peter Oresick was a scholar of Western Pennsylvania literature, poet, publisher, professor, printer, and painter, whose works include Iconoscope (2015), Warhol-O-Rama (2008), For a Living: The Poetry of Work (1995)The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary Poetry (1993), and Working Classics: Poems on Industrial Life (1990). Peter was educated at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a B.A. and an M.F.A. He served as marketing director and later acting director of the University of Pittsburgh Press. He also worked in senior technical publishing positions at Graphic Arts Technical Foundation and Printing Industries of America, in addition to teaching at Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Emerson College. Peter lived in Pittsburgh with his wife, Stephanie Flom, and passed away in 2016.

Jake Oresick

Jake Oresick is an attorney and writer, who earned a B.A. from John Carroll University, an M.S.P.P.M. from Carnegie Mellon University, and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. A commercial litigator at Houston Harbaugh, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Jake served as a law clerk to three judges before entering private practice. He published his first book, The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School, in 2017. Jake lives in Pittsburgh's North Hills with his wife, Courtney Oresick.