Amaranth Borsuk


Seattle, WA

Author's Bio

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist working at the intersection of print and digital media. Her most recent volume is The Book (MIT Press, 2018), an exploration of a technology we think we know intimately. She is the recipient of an NEA “Expanded Artists’ Books” grant for the collaboration Abra, a limited-edition book and free iPad and iPhone app that recently received the Turn on Literature prize for electronic literature. She has collaborated on installations, art bookmarklets, and interactive works, and is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016). Borsuk received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and served as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she also serves as Associate Director of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.

Publications & Prizes

Abra (1913 Press, 2016)
Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016)
As We Know (Subito Press, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2014)
Between Page and Screen (Siglio, 2012)
Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012)
Prizes won: 

Turn on Literature Prize, 2017; Giant Steps Artists' Residency on the Moon Prize, 2016; Subito Press Poetry Prize, 2014; Expanded Artists' Books Grant, 2012; Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, 2011; Slope Editions Prize, 2011

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Last update: Aug 19, 2019