Pamela Uschuk’s REFUGEE Earns a Kirkus Star!

A mordantly tender triumph rich with natural imagery.

Uschuk’s poetry collection calls out authoritarianism and social injustice. This moving set of poems offer messages of hope as it addresses timely issues. It’s divided into four sections—“Skull Song,” “Axis,” “Liquid Book of the Dead,” and “Speaking of Angels and Ghosts”—and deals with a broad spectrum of hurt, from that felt by refugees and victims of racism to people struggling with cancer and victims of domestic abuse.