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Peter Olevnik

Peter Olevnik grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a former manufacturing center at the confluence of three rivers — the Maumee, St. Joseph, and St. Mary’s — in the northeastern corner of the state. A lover of language and art throughout his life, he earned his PhD at the State University of NY at Buffalo, and spent most of his working years as a university librarian in Illinois and New York.

Peter’s first anthology was Look Homeward Asheville, a collection of poems and stories that was published by Grateful Steps Publishing in 2009 and nominated for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Buried Pennies is  his second book, and includes both numerous drawings made both close to home and during his travels overseas. An accomplished artist, he has enjoyed showings of his paintings, portraits, and drawings in galleries and exhibitions in Illinois,Indiana, New York, and his adopted home state of North Carolina.

Peter and his wife, Judy, recently relocated to Jacksonville, FL, to be near family. For many years before their move, Peter served as both facilitator of and participant in the annual “Poetry Sunday” celebration of poems presented by members of the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Asheville, of which he is a long-time member, and helped establish the “Poetry Lovers” participant group that meets at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute affiliated with the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

Welcome to Pisgah Press

Pisgah Press was established in 2011 in Asheville, NC, as a regional publisher dedicated to the publication of quality books that offer original ideas and insight into the human condition and the world around us.

We offer fiction and nonfiction by North Carolina writers as well as beautiful gift books of poetry, art, and photography — and the essential writer’s and editor’s reference guide, Reed’s Homophones, by publisher A. D. Reed.

We are proud to present books by Barry BurgessDonna Lisle Burton, Michael Amos CodyRobin Russell GaiserJoseph R. Haun, Michael Hopping, C. Robert Jones, Martin Keeley, Jeff Messer, Peter OlevnikPatrick O’SullivanDave Richards, Sarah-Ann Smith, Nan Socolow, and RF Wilson.

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