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Ed Ochester is the author of numerous books, including Sugar Run Road (Autumn House Press, 2015), Unreconstructed: Poems Selected and New (Autumn House Press, 2007), The Republic of Lies (Adastra Press, 2007), and The Land of Cockaigne (Story Line Press, 2001). Ochester is the longtime editor of the Pitt Poetry Series, past president of the Associated Writing Programs, and founding editor of 5AM. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, among others. He lives in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.