Cynthia Hogue's book of poems, The Woman in Red, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press this winter. She is currently completing her dissertation on women poets at the University of Arizona.
Working Notes, Cynthia Hogue:
Discovered I repeat my mother's gesture. Then built on associative clusters around different images of hands. I wanted to implicate the political into the personal: friends talking, elsewhere---people tortured (I'd heard her speak on her way back to El Salvador), Woolf's personal experience of women's exclusion from formal education. Political/personal: recovering/repeating/re-membering/restoring our (fore)mothers/us.