The Never Wife

1999, Mammoth Press

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Winner of the 1998 Mammoth Books Poetry Contest

There is wisdom here, and acute observation of the human situation.

John Haines

In poem after poem…The Never Wife arrives at wisdom…with flawless courage. And she does so with such clarity and grace that one is drawn irresistibly into her world….

Agha Shahid Ali

Cynthia Hogue’s poems have found a way of touching on and revealing the depths of sorrow without capitulating to glamorous devices or slick ironies . . . [She] writes fearlessly into a landscape of no easy answers, but outside the language of judgment.

Kathleen Fraser