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Pitt-Johnstown Writing Professor Publishes Second Book of Poetry

Pitt-Johnstown Writing Professor Publishes Second Book of Poetry

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Dr. Eric Schwerer, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown assistant professor of English writing, has published a second chapbook of poems, The Saint of Withdrawal.

Poet Thomas Lux writes, “Eric Schwerer is a young poet with a great ear (oh so rare!), an intense ‘thought-felt’ intelligence, and the ability to make his poems’ mysteries lucid (oh rarer still!).   The Saint of Withdrawal is a stunning debut.”

Dr. Schwerer attended Allegheny College and The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  He earned his doctorate from Ohio University after volunteering for two years with a small, grassroots housing organization in rural Kentucky.

He joined the UPJ faculty in 2001, where he teaches courses in creative writing.  He has also taught poetry to people recovering from mental illness.  His poems have been published in numerous literary journals including The Journal, Diagram, Third Coast, Elixir, Artful Dodge, Paper Street, and The Laurel Review.

To order Dr. Schwerer’s chapbook visit,

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh.   The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.
Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 11/16/2006 3:00:00 PM