Political activist and wilderness advocate, Pam Uschuk has howled out six books of poems, including Crazy Love (Wings Press 2009), winner of a American Book Award; Finding Peaches in the Desert (Tucson/Pima Literature Award); and her most recent, Blood Flower (Wings Press, 2015), which was one on Book List’s Notable Books.
Translated into more than a dozen languages, her work appears in over three hundred journals and anthologies worldwide, including Poetry, Ploughshares, Agni Review, Parnassus Review, and Gargoyle. Among her awards are the War Poetry Prize from Winning Writers, New Millenium Poetry Prize, Best of the Web, the Struga International Poetry Prize (for a theme poem), the Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from the National League of American PEN Women, the King’s English Poetry Prize and prizes from Ascent, Iris, and Amnesty International.
Editor-In-Chief of Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, Uschuk lives in Tucson, Arizona. She’s been Director of the Salem College Center For Women Writers, taught poetry for years on Native American nations, was Associate Professor Creative Writing at Fort Lewis College and was the John C. Hodges Visiting Writer at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.