Jeff Oaks

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Jeff Oaks is an American poet.

He is a lecturer in poetry at the University of Pittsburgh and managing director of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series.

Oaks has published poems in '"Field," 'Southern Poetry Review, Nimrod, Cumberland Poetry Review, and 5 AM. He has won two Academy of American Poets Prizes, two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a fellowship from the Pittsburgh Foundation.


  • The Unknown Country, poetry (Brockport, New York: State Street Press, 1994).
  • The Moon of Books, poetry (Lincoln, Nebraska: Ultima Obscura Press, 2000).
  • Shift, poetry (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Seven Kitchens Press, 2010).


Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2007.

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