Or Consequence

Or Consequence

by Cynthia Hogue

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Or Consequence by Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue’s stunning new collection, Or Consequence, by turns bristles with spiked, jagged lines or rustles with deep emotion, in poems that range ambitiously from meditations on “freedom” in the central long poetic cycle based on an archival slave narrative to poems crossing cultural and formal boundaries.  Hogue’s is an innovative poetics of inquiry and outrage, an analytic lyric striking a balance between methods of narrative and assemblage, and finally, between love and hope in the twenty-first century. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597094764
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Hogue has published five previous collections of poetry, including The Incognito Body (Red Hen Press 2006). She is the co-editor of Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews (2006), and of the first edition of H.D.’s The Sword Went Out to Sea (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton (2007). She has received Fulbright, NEA (poetry), and NEH (Summer Seminar) Fellowships. In 2005, she was awarded the H.D. Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and in 2007, a MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship. In 2008, she was awarded an Arizona Commission on the Arts Artists Project Grant for a multigenre project of interviews with Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Hogue taught in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans before moving to Pennsylvania, where she directed the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University for eight years. While in Pennsylvania, she trained in conflict resolution with the Mennonites and became a trained mediator specializing in diversity issues in education.  In 2003, she joined the Department of English at Arizona State University as the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry. 

Table of Contents

Or Consequence





Étude (on Love)                                                                       3

The Never-Completed Wish                                                     5

The Empirical                                                                           7

Enough Pain to Go Around                                                       8

To Be Of                                                                                  9

Étude (on Power)                                                                     10

Behind the Curve                                                                      12

The Reception                                                                          13

Étude (on Karma)                                                                     14

The Ecology of the Disappeared                                               15

Étude (on Listening)                                                                  16

The Fact of Speech                                                                  17

The Language of Leaving                                                          20

The Ghost of Memory                                                              21

On Bumps River                                                                       22

Not Mountains, Hearted Houses                                               23

II: New Orleans Suite (Ars Cora/ Under Erasure)

Ars Cora:

Arseniad                                                                                   26

The Treasurer’s Daughter                                                         36

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