Dale M Kushner

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. Her short fiction has also 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 in Strange Attractors: Lives Changed by Chance (University of Massachusetts Press, 2019), Jung’s Red Book For Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern Conditions, Volume 4 (Chiron Publications, 2020), Jewish Currents, Bark, and elsewhere.

She is currently working on her second novel. M is Dale’s new collection of poetry.

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“Can this wise, funny, quirky, poignant novel really be Dale Kushner’s debut? She got everything just right—characters who you will never forget and a palpable yearning for love that you will feel in your gut. Bravo!”

Ann Hood, author of An Italian Wife, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine

“An immaculately written, enthralling, and passionate debut.”

Margot Livesey, author of The Road from Belhaven, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Eva Moves the Furniture, and The Boy in the Field

You can order it now at Indiebound, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.


Dale M. Kushner’s debut collection of poetry, M, has just been published by 3: A Taos Press.

M Dale Kushner’s debut collection of poetry


M testifies to the heroic dimensions of women’s lives.  The urgent voices in these poems, including Mary Magdalene, Eve, the Virgin Mary, and women experiencing violence across centuries and continents, are bearers of the sacred into the profane world of history—of men and war.

“M takes us on a journey through realms of soul on the paths of desire, sorrow, and transformation. It is a strong distillation of the poet’s passionate engagement with fate and destiny and a fine distillation of Dale Kushner’s passionate dedication to the deep mysteries of love in all times and places. Be brave—drink, and savor! The poems will take your breath away!”

Murray Stein, Jung’s Map of the Soul

“M by Dale Kushner is a stunning collection of poems depicting life’s journey in three stages.  The roads of sorrow and suffering, the paths of transformation toward spiritual joy and desire, and the longing to know and feel all that is holy are contained in Kushner’s work.”—Laurie Kuntz, on The RavensPerch

You can order it now at 3: A Taos Press, A Room of One’s Own, or Amazon.