instead, it is dark

Following her husband’s massive heart attack, Cynthia Hogue began writing poems based on dreams and memories that he, born during WWII in occupied France, had as a child growing up in a time of vast postwar food shortages. Hogue embarked on a quest to discover if there were more such memories in her extended family in France.

Reading from Contain

August 27 Arizona local time 1pm Join Tram Editions this Saturday 8/27 as we launch Cynthia Hogue's CONTAIN chapbook! Hogue will read selections from her new chapbook, and special guests Priscilla Wathington, Aliah Lavonne Tigh, and Mary Gilliland will read their poems too! The launch is 4pm CST/5pm EST! If you'd like to RSVP to... Continue Reading →

Reading from Distantly

November 12 @ 2pm EST An in-person book launch to celebrate three recently published translations, including Khal Torabully’s Cargo Hold of Stars: Coolitude (Seagull Books, 2021, Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize winner), Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto’s Dolore Minimo (Saturnalia Books, 2022, Malinda A. Markham Translation Prize winner), and Nicole Brossard’s Distantly (Omnidawn, 2022, reviewed on the Poetry Foundation... Continue Reading →


As much as human beings were made to stay inside their homes in many places, pulled back like the awkward weeds we can be, threatened with culling by the mind of the garden, we were, in that way, contained by the pandemic.

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