Ominous But Bright: A Conversation with Jeannine Hall Gailey and Cynthia Hogue

Jeannine Hall Gailey and Cynthia Hogue have always written about embodiment. Their first poetry collections addressed what fairy tales and other inherited stories say about womanhood, and what they erase. By mid-career, each was exploring how chronic illness and disability can shape identity and alter the self’s relationship to the world. Their perspectives and voices, however, differ dramatically. This interview sprang from my desire to put their new books in conversation and see what reverberations might occur.

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