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Oliver Egger is an Assistant Editor at Wesleyan University Press, The Kim-Frank Fellow in Creative Writing at Wesleyan’s Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Criticism, and a Contributing Writer at The Boston Globe and The Provincetown Independent.


 He is the editor of I Said That Love Heals From Inside: Love Poems of Yusef Komunyakaa (Wesleyan University Press, 2024) and The Route 9 Anthology: A Collection of Writing from Wesleyan University Students, Faculty, Staff, & Middlesex County Residents (Wesleyan, 2022). He is the founder of The Route 9 Literary Collective.


His poetry can be found in The Florida Review, The California Quarterly, Oyster River Pages, The 2023 CT Literary Anthology, and elsewhere.  He was selected as a 2023 Connecticut Student Poet by the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. 

He is a graduate of Wesleyan University class of 2023 and was born and raised in Durham, NC.

Photo of Oliver Egger at National Book Awards

At National Book Awards to Celebrate Finalist, Suddenly We
by Evie Shockley published by Wesleyan University Press,
November 15, 2023 

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