45th Writing Awards – January 31 Final Deadline

Archives: Poetry

Pamela Uschuk’s “The Taliban Takes Pakistan” (NMW 2012)

Pamela UschukAmerican Book Award winner, Pamela Uschuk graduated with honors with a MFA in Poetry and Fiction from the University of Montana.  Called by The Bloomsbury Review, “one of the most insightful and spirited poets today,” she is the author of six books of  poems, including the award-winning Finding Peaches in the Desert and Crazy Love (2010 American Book Award).

Translated into over a dozen languages, Uschuk’s work has appeared in over three hundred journals and anthologies worldwide, including Poetry, Parnassus Review, Agni Review, Pequod, New Millennium Writings, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Hunger Mountain.

“Obama” Award Winner: Frances Payne Adler (NMW 2010)

Frances Payne Adler has won the special New Millennium “Obama” Poetry Prize for “In the White House.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

Photo by Tey Roberts


Frances Payne Adler is the author of five books, including The Making of a Matriot, and is nationally recognized for her collaborative social action art exhibitions.

Professor Emerita and Founder of California State University Monterey Bay’s Creative Writing and Social Action program, Adler lives in Portland, OR.