Amaranth Borsuk

Washington, United States

Member Since: 02/08/2011

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist whose work encompasses print and digital media, performance and installation. Her books of poetry include Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016); Between Page and Screen (SpringGun Press, 2016), a book of augmented-reality poems created with Brad Bouse; As We Know (Subito, 2014), an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch; and Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012). Her intermedia project Abra (1913 Press, 2016), created with Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher, received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts and was issued in 2015 as a limited edition hand-made book and free iPad / iPhone app. Her other digital collaborations include The Deletionist, an erasure bookmarklet created with Nick Montfort and Jesper Juul; and Whispering Galleries, a site-specific LeapMotion interactive textwork for the New Haven Free Public Libraries. Amaranth is currently an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she also teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.


Twitter Username: @amaranthborsuk


  • Pomegranate Eater , Kore Press (March 2016)
  • Abra , 1913 Press (March 2016)
  • As We Know , Subito Press (August 2014)
  • Handiwork: Poems , Slope Editiions (March 2012)
  • Between Page and Screen , Siglio Press (April 2012)
  • Tonal Saw , The Song Cave (March 2010)


  • Turn on Literature Prize(2017)
  • Subito Press Poetry Prize(2013)
  • Expanded Artists' Books Grant(2013)
  • Gulf Coast Poetry Prize(2011)
  • Slope Editions Book Prize(2011)
  • College Book Arts Association Member Prize(2011)


  • Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the humanities at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (June 2010 - June 2012)
  • Assistant professor at School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell (August 2013 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from UCLA (March 2003)
  • Master of Arts in English Literature from University of Southern Cailfornia (December 2006)
  • Doctoral Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from University of Southern Cailfornia (August 2010)

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