Skip to main content
Shopping cart: items Cart

Distributed for Carnegie Mellon University Press

The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir

Upon publication of The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir in 1973, Richard Howard wrote, “Richard Hugo’s concern is the unenviable, the unenviable, the unvisited, even the univiting, which he must invest with his own deprivation, his own private war. . . . Each poem adds its incisive particulars to the general stoic wreck; but what startles, then reassures in all this canon of the inconsolable, the unsanctified, the dispossessed, is Hugo’s poetics, the analogy of language to experience. . . . Richard Hugo is such an important poet because the difficulties inherent in his art provide him a means of saying what he has to say. It is no accident that he must develop a negative in order to produce a true image.”

80 pages | 5 1/2 x 9 1/4


Carnegie Mellon University Press image

View all books from Carnegie Mellon University Press

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press