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Called by THE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW, “one of the most insightful and spirited poets today,” Pamela Uschuk is the author of four books of poems, the award-winning FINDING PEACHES IN THE DESERT, ONE LEGGED DANCER and SCATTERED RISKS , WITHOUT THE COMFORT OF STARS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (2007 Sampark Press, New Delhi and London), and, her latest, CRAZY LOVE (2009 Wings Press). She is also the author of several chapbooks of poems, including PAM USCHUK’S GREATEST HITS (2009, Pudding House Press). CRAZY LOVE has been nominated for several prizes, including the National Book Award and a Tufts Kingsley Award. Uschuk’s work has been translated into nearly a dozen languages, including Spanish, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Albanian, and Korean. Her work has appeared in over two hundred fifty journals and anthologies worldwide, including POETRY, PARNASSUS REVIEW, AGNI REVIEW, PLOUGHSHARES, and PEQUOD. Uschuk also publishes nonfiction articles in such journals as PARABOLA, TERRAIN and INSIDE/OUTSIDE. Uschuk’s literary prizes include the Struga International Poetry Prize, the Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from the National League of American PEN Women, the 2001 Literature Award from the Tucson/Pima Arts Council for FINDING PEACHES IN THE DESERT, The King’s English Priza as well as awards from the Chester H. Jones Foundation, IRIS, ASCENT, SANDHILLS REVIEW, and AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. Nearly 30 individual poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She has been a featured writer at Prague Summer Workshops (the latest, 2009) the University of Pisa, International Poetry Festivals in Malmo Sweden and Struga, Macedonia, the British School in Pisa, Italy, Vilenica in Slovenia, the Prague Summer Workshops, Gemini Ink Writers Festival, the Meacham Writers Conference, the Book Marks Book Fair, the Scandinavian Book Fair, the Deep South Writers Conference, the Universities of Arizona, Montana, Gothenberg (Sweden), Oregon, Montana State, Colorado State and California State Universities.

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