Oberlin’s Creative Writing Program is part of a flourishing campus-based arts community, which includes the Oberlin College Press.

Oberlin College Press is a nonprofit literary press whose overall goal is to produce a periodical of high standing and notable integrity, along with books of superlative quality, with respect to design as well as literary excellence and originality.

The press strives for affordability and wide availability, keeping its publications in print and reasonably priced.

The Oberlin College Press produces and publishes FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics . This semiannual journal of contemporary poetry and poetics has been active since 1969, placing Oberlin in the forefront of interest in the ongoing life of poetry worldwide.

FIELD is one of the most distinguished literary magazines in the country. From its earliest issues to the present, it has championed the work both of such major American poets as Adrienne Rich, Charles Simic, Carl Phillips, Charles Wright, Jean Valentine, and Franz Wright, and of new voices of great promise, as well as demonstrating a strong interest in translation. Best American Poetry  and the annual Pushcart Prize  anthology regularly select poems from FIELD for inclusion.

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