Ed Roberson in Conversation with Patrick Morrissey

May 5, 2023 1:00PM
Logan Center for the Arts, Room 801
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Ed Roberson is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including MPH and Other Road Poems and Asked What Has Changed, a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His most recent collection, Aquarium Works, details his experiences in the 1960s as a diver and tankman at the Pittsburgh AquaZoo (now the PPG Aquarium). Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Ed also worked in the area’s steel mills, in an advertising graphics agency, and as a research assistant in limnology. A Chicagoan since 2004, Ed has taught at Columbia College, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. He has also held posts at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the Cave Canem Retreat for Black Writers. His many honors include the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.