A Review of Refugee by Pamela Uschuk in the North American Review

“Since all around us refugees seem to be fleeing from something, one must ask from what they themselves flee—and that it’s hard to imagine there is anywhere left one can go to find refuge. 

That is the dilemma at the core of Pamela Uschuk’s collection Refugee (Red Hen Press, 2022), a book of poems in four parts that beautifully and heartbreakingly renders a speaker’s quest to find either a safe place in a world deteriorating around her or a place from which to fight against the fall.”