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2015 Book Festival Author
Dale M. Kushner

Dale Kushner’s debut novel, The Conditions of Love, explores the mysterious world of love and the harsh tones of abandonment through the eyes of a girl living in the backwaters of Wisconsin in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The book has received glowing reviews from The Associated Press, Booklist, and Bookreporter, to name a few.

Kushner's poetry and fiction have been influenced by Carl Jung and examine the power of myths and archetypal images at work in the world.

Kushner is the founder and director of The Writer’s Place, a literary center in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a recipient of a Wisconsin Arts Board Grant in the Literary Arts and has been honored by a fellowship to the Wurlitzer Foundation, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Fetzer Institute as a participant of their first writers’ conference on compassion and forgiveness.

Her work has been widely published in literary journals including IMAGE, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi, Witness, Fifth Wednesday and elsewhere.

Kushner's most recent poetry collection More Alive Than Lions Roaring was a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award at Utah State Press, The Prairie Schooner Book Competition, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize at University of Utah Press and The Tupelo Prize. Her story “When You Open the Door, Where Are You?” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

She is on the core faculty of The Assisi Institute, a Jungian think-tank in Brattleboro, Vermont, and also holds the position of Poetry Editor for The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling.

Kushner grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. She now lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin.

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