Review of Cynthia Hogue’s Revenance

In section two of Revenance, Cynthia Hogue’s eighth collection, she writes about the process of re-constructing a lost interview with Samizdat poet, Olga Sedakova. Hogue (and her friend, Professor Slava Yastremski) interviewed Sedakova in 1999, but their tape recorders failed and the backup “mangled the speech” (31). Hogue was left with pages of notes she …

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