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Dale Kushner

Current City, State, Country

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Newark, New Jersey, USA


Dale M. Kushner is a novelist, poet, and essayist. Her debut novel, The Conditions of Love, published by Grand Central, was nominated for the Texas Library Association Award for Outstanding Adult Fiction. Her study of Jungian psychology and dreamwork informs Transcending the Past her popular monthly online column for Psychology Today. She has been recently honored by the Pushcart Prize 2024 for Special Mention in poetry. As well, her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Kushner’s widely regarded writings on the divine feminine, creativity, and intergenerational trauma are published in anthologies and collected works. Her essays have been published Strange Attractors: Lives Changed by Chance, University of Massachusetts Press, Jung’s Red Book For Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern Conditions, Volume 4 (2020, Jewish Currents, Bark, and elsewhere. She is currently working on her second novel. M is Ms. Kushner’s new collection of poetry.

Published Works

M (3: A Taos Press, 2022)
The Conditions of Love (Grand Central, 2013)

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Current Title

author, columnist for Psychology Today online


University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA in English
Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in poetry

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