Winner of the 1998 Mammoth Books Poetry Contest
There is wisdom here, and acute observation of the human situation.
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….
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.