Poet Pam Uschuk Visits St. Edward's University
Poet and author Pam Uschuk will visit St. Edward’s University at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Maloney Room, Main Building, to read passages from her new book of poetry, Crazy Love. The university invites the community to listen to Uschuk’s poems of love, spirituality, nature and family.
Through bold and innovative language, Crazy Love provides a voice for those who have been silenced. Exploring a wide range of topics, her poems focus on politics, how the actions of the government affect individuals daily. Filled with natural imagery and speckled with traces of the author’s multicultural heritage, this compilation ultimately offers hope and inspiration to people from all walks of life. Crazy Love won the 2010 American Book Award.
Uschuk draws inspiration from a life rich with experiences: teaching on Indian reservations in Montana, leading creative writing classes in a maximum security prison, and traveling to the Himalayan mountains and other destinations around the world.
Pam Uschuk is a professor of Creative Writing at Fort Lewis College, the editor in chief of Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, and the author of five volumes of poetry, including the award-winning Finding Peaches in the Desert and the Pulitzer Prize nominated Scattered Risks. She currently holds the Hodges Chair as Visiting Writer at the University of Knoxville for the Spring 2011 semester. Uschuk lives in Durango, Colo.
Uschuk’s book is on sale at the university bookstore and will be available for purchase at the event.