Through bold and innovative language, a strong female narrative explores the world and provides a voice for those who have been silenced in this empowering and inspirational collection of poetry. Examining a wide range of topics—love, spirituality, nature, and family—the poems give particular focus to politics, discussing how the actions of the government affect individuals on a daily basis. Filled with natural imagery and speckled with traces of the author’s Russian, Swedish, and American heritage, this fresh compilation dares to take risks and ultimately offers hope and inspiration to people from all walks of life.
About the Author
Pamela Uschuk is a professor of creative writing at Fort Lewis College, the editor in chief of the literary magazine Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, and the author of four volumes of poetry, including the award-winning Finding Peaches in the Desert and the Pulitzer Prize–nominated Scattered Risks. She lives in Durango, Colorado
"[Pamela Ushuk is] one of the most insightful and spirited poets today." —The Bloomsbury Review
"A must read for any lover of poetry." —Willie James King, author, The House in the Heart
"The language of Pam Uschuk is fresh and put together in ways unique to her own world. Her generous use of language has made me think about poetry in new and different ways." —Linda Hogan, poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist
"A radiant new collection by a poet writing at the peak of her powers." —Cynthia Hogue, author, The Incognito Body