Peter Oresick was an American poet born in 1955. He passed away in 2016 after a lifetime of thoughtful publications. These include Iconoscope: New and Selected Poems, To a Museum Guard at Shift Change, and The Story of Glass.
‘My Father’ by Peter Oresick is a poem that delves into the narrator’s relationship with his father. The narrator is regretful that his father’s pain created a wall between them, and he yearns to better understand him.