Cyntia Hogue is the author of The Never Wife (Mammoth Press, 1999). The Woman in Red (Ahsahta Press, 1989), and has co-edited an anthology of essays on women's avant-garde writing, We Who Love To Be Astonished: Experimental Women's Writing and Performance Poetics (University of Alabama Press, 2001). She currently lives in Pennsylvania, where she directs the Stadler Center for Poetry and teaches at Bucknell University.
"We all know that the reader collaborates in the text. Here, a reader was given the chance to articulate his reading, which in turn changed the poem. The roles of poet and philosopher seem almost reversed: the poem's language is plain, stripped down, and engages philosophical questions, whereas Nancy attends to words rather in a poet's way, playing with sound, punning ... what we have here is extraordinary: a collaboration that throws light on processes of thinking, poetic or philosophical." --Rosmarie Waldrop, author, Driven to Abstraction "A significant contribution to the literature of phenomenology and a work of groundbreaking scholarship." --Richard Rand, professor, on Listening "It encompasses both philosophy and autobiography, intellectual exploration and examination of feeling." -- Shenandoah Literary on Or Consequence "Nancy is indeed one of the most interesting thinkers in France today." -- Common Knowledge on Being Singular Plural