Pamela Uschuk
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Refugee, May 10, 2022,
 Starred Review, Kirkus, 11/22. Listed by Orion Magazine as one of its 14 recommended books of poetry in 2022.
Blood Flower, February 1, 2015, BOOKLIST STARRED NOTABLE BOOK
Wild In The Plaza of Memory, 2012
Scattered Risks, 2005
One Legged Dancer, 2002
FInding Peaches In The Desert, 2000, TUCSON-PIMA LITERATURE AWARD

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Slender as my ring finger, the female hummingbird crashed
into plate glass separating her and me 
before we could ask each other’s name.  Green flame, 
she launched from a dead eucalyptus limb.  
Almost on impact, she was gone, her needle beak 
opening twice to speak the abrupt language of her going, 
taking in the day’s rising heat as I took
one more scalding breath, horrified by death’s velocity. 
Too weak from chemo not to cry 
for the passage of her emerald shine,
I lifted her weightlessness into my palm. 
Mourning doves moaned, who, who, 
oh who while her wings closed against the tiny body 
sky would quick forget as soon as it would forget mine.

Appeared in Academy of American Poets, Poem-A-Day, April, 2020.
From, REFUGEE, Red Hen Press, 2022

Listen to this interview done by Leslie Tate with Pam in Feb. 2017
Pamela edited and published Truth to Power in 2017 as a response to the 2016 Presidential Election. It features 119 American writers, including Rita Dove, Carolyn Forche, Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros, Natalie Diaz, Martin Espada, Luis Alberto Urrea, Alberto Rios,  Linda Hogan, and more.  She published the 357 page Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century in 2020,  edited by Luis Alberto Urrea, Octavio Quintanilla, Carmen Tafolla, Beth Alvarado and Edward Vidaurre. Her laterst collaboration with Black Earth  Institute is Through The Ash,, New Leaves--100 writers (Camille Dungy, J.  Drew Lanham, Linda Hogan, CMarie Fuhrman, Joy Harjo, Richard Jackson, Rita Dove  and more addressing the Climate Crisis. Puro Chicanx and Through the Ash are projects sponsored by Cutthroat and by Black Earth Institute. Purchase all three anthologies at:
January 14, 2023  Arizona Poetry Society Reading and Workshop.  Tucson, AZ.
February 20-25, 2023  Climate Crisis Writing Workshop, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
Tucson Festival of Books Booth on the Mezzanine at U of A.  March 4 and 5, 2023. Tucson, AZ
AWP Bookfair March 9-11th 2023, Seattle, WA/Also offsite reading TBA
New Orleans Writers Conference, April 13-15th, 2023, New Orleans, LA
Round Top Writers Conference, April 28-29, 2023, Round Top, Texas
EcoPoetry/Trauma Writing Intensive, April 22-25, 2023, University of AZ Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ