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Flux
Cynthia Hogue



Green Rose Series

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2002 • 56 pp. 6 x 9 3/4"
Poetry

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-14-2



“Hogue's touchstones are Emily Dickinson, HD, and Marianne Moore, and she pushes her innovative moves farther. Her hallmark as a poet is longing, for human... [continued in Reviews below]”—Pamela Petro, The Women's Review of Books

Fusing lyric meditation and narrative perceptions, the poems in Cynthia Hogue’s new collection track the natural world and the self in it—from the Sonoran Desert of the Southwest to the far north of Iceland. In the tradition of the distilled and lyrically abstract poetry of Dickinson and H.D., Flux opens out into visionary language and the never-ending search for transcendence.

Reviews / Endorsements

“. . . Hogue's touchstones are Emily Dickinson, HD, and Marianne Moore, and she pushes her innovative moves farther. Her hallmark as a poet is longing, for human connection, for what we might call wholeness. The dominant theme in Flux, expressed in every element (animal, mineral, vegetable) is the difficulty of communication. Every ground is unstable, every meaning is slippery, and every kind of knowledge refracts into mystery--yet we seek, search, quest, the human essence being to try. The underlying sadness of this is palpable. Hogue's touch is gentle, thoughtful, probing, like a good physician's. . . . Hogue's poems in Flux, her third book, are challenging intellectually, and on the visceral level, complex. She is one of the most interesting poets I know, not settling for one or the other, always pushing the language, kneading and shaping it like dough. This is a poet honest enough to enter the space 'between what you admit / and what you won't.' ”—Pamela Petro, The Women's Review of Books

“Emerson described life as ‘a flux of moods’ and in her fine new book of poems, her best yet, Cynthia Hogue takes that impermanence, that emotional volatility, as her first subject, reading the natural world for signs, pushing the far edges of things, invoking her key female precursors as inspirational presences (Emily Dickinson, H.D.), and letting her imagination flow and even soar against the brute realities of death.”—Edward Hirsch



CYNTHIA HOGUE has published seven collections of poetry, most recently, The Incognito Body (2006), Or Consequence (2010), and the co-authored When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina (interview-poems with photographs by Rebecca Ross ), also published in 2010. Among her honors are a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, the H.D. Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, an Arizona Commission on the Arts Project Grant, and the Witter Bynner Translation Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute.



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