Cynthia Hogue

Professor Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302
(480) 965-2826

Author's Bio

Cynthia Hogue has published eight collections of poetry, most recently, Or Consequence (2010) and Revenance (2014), both from Red Hen Press, and When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina, interview-poems and photographs (2010, with Rebecca Ross), from University of New Orleans Press. With Sylvain Gallais, she has translated Fortino Sámano (the overflowing of the poem), by Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy (Omnidawn 2012). Hogue taught in the M.F.A. 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 ASU as the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry. In the spring of 2014, she served as Distinguished Visiting Writer in the MFA Program at Cornell University.

Publications and Prizes

(New Issues Press, 2002)
, Fortino Samano (the overflowing of the Poem)
(Omnidawn, 2012)
, Or Consequence
(Red Hen Press, 2010)
, The Incognito Body
(Red Hen Press, 2005)
, The Incognito Body
(Red Hen Press, 2006)
, The Never Wife
(Mammoth Books, 1999)
, The Woman in Red
(Ahsahta Press, 1990)
, When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina
(University of New Orleans Press, 2010)
, Where the Parallels Cross
(White Knights Press, 1984)
Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, North American Review, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Puerto del Sol, Southern Review, West Branch
Prizes Won: 
Fortino Sámano (The overflowing of the poem),Trans. from the French of Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy, with Sylvain Gallais (Omnidawn,2012)Fortino Sámano (the overflowing of the poem), by Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy (Omnidawn 2012) won the 2013 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. Among her other honors are a Fulbright Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the H.D. Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, an Arizona Commission on the Arts Project Grant, MacDowell and Wurlitzer residencies, and the Witter Bynner Translation Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Barely Composed by Alice Fulton
Quotation of Bone by Norman Dubie
Self-Evident by Scott Hightower
Butch Geography by Stacey Waite
Viability by Sarah Vap

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Rock Island
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upstate New York, NY
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Last updated: Feb 09, 2016