Pamela Uschuk

Human rights activist and wilderness advocate, Pamela Uschuk has howled out eight books of poems, including Refugee (Red Hen Press, 2022) which was named by Kirkus Review as one of their favorite books of 2023 as by Orion Magazine as one their 2022 14 recommended books of poems. Refugee was a finalist for the AZ/New Mexico Book Award. Red Hen Press will reprint three of her collections in 2024-2025: Crazy Love (American Book Award), Wild In the Plaza of Memory and Blood Flower.

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, etc. Refugee is being translated into French and Greek.

Among her awards are the 2024 Pearl S. Buck Visiting Writer Residency at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, a Storyknife Women Writers Residency in Homer, Alaska, Black Earth Institute Fellowship 2018-2021, War Poetry Prize from, 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 Bayfield, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona. She edited the anthology, Truth To Power: Writers Respond To The Rhetoric Of Hate And Fear, 2017; Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century, Winter 2020; Through the Ash, New Leaves: Writers Respond to the Climate Crisis, 2022; and The Nature of Nature and Human Nature, 2024. Pam is a Senior Fellow and Board Member of the Black Earth Institute. Her work was featured in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series, chosen by U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. She is finishing a mixed-genre memoir Hope’s Crazed Angels: An Odyssey Through the Whispering Disease.