The Never Wife

Mammoth Press, 1999

Winner of the 1998 Mammoth Press Book Prize


“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

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