The Never Wife
Mammoth Press 1999
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."