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poet , English educator

Cynthia Hogue, American English educator, poet. National Education Association fellow, 1990, National Endowment of the Humanities summer fellow, 1991, Fulbright-Hays fellow, 1979. Member Modern Language Association, Peacemaker Commission.

Background

Hogue was born on in the Midwest United States and raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

Education

As an undergraduate, she studied the art of literary translation, taking classes at Oberlin College in which she worked from trots (translating classical Japanese poetry in combination with the study of Ezra Pound’s translation work), as well as taking courses in German and French literature.

Career

She specializes in the study of feminist poetics, and has written in the areas of ecopoetics and the poetics of witness. In 2014 she holds the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary in the Department of English at Arizona State University. Hogue has lived and taught in Iceland, Denmark, at the University of New Orleans, in New York, and Pennsylvania, where she directed the Stadler Center for at Bucknell University for eight years.

She has received 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, MacDowell and Wurlitzer residencies, and the Witter Bynner Translation Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute. In 2003 she became the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary in the Department of English at Arizona State University, where she teaches English and creative writing. Literary criticism Hogue has published essays on poetry, ranging from that of Emily Dickinson to Kathleen Fraser and Harryette Mullen.

Her critical work includes the co-edited editions We Who Love To Be Astonished: Experimental Feminist Poetics and Performance Art. Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary and Interviews. And the first edition of H.D.’s The Sword Went Out to Sea (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton.

Achievements

  • Hogue was presented with the 2013 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets for her co-translation of Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy’s Fortino Sámano (The Overflowing of the Poem) (Omnidawn, 2012). She also won the 2013 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Peacemaker Commission.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Yoga.

Connections

Daughter of Lewis Earl and Lael Evangeline (Erickson) Hogue.

father:
Lewis Earl Hogue

mother:
Lael Evangeline (Erickson) Hogue