Logen Cure

Logen Cure (Poetry) | Fort Worth, TX

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Logen Cure is a poet and teacher. She is the author of three chapbooks: Still (Finishing Line Press 2015), Letters to Petrarch (Unicorn Press 2015), and In Keeping (Unicorn Press 2008). Her work also appears in Word Riot, Radar Poetry, The Boiler, and elsewhere. She’s an editor for Voicemail Poems. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She lives in Texas with her wife.


Still (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Poetry.
Still (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Poetry.
Letters to Petrarch (Unicorn Press, 2015). Poetry.
Letters to Petrarch (Unicorn Press, 2015). Poetry.
In Keeping (Unicorn Press, 2008). Poetry.
In Keeping (Unicorn Press, 2008). Poetry.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“Logen Cure’s Still draws inspiration from Eros, whom she keenly argues is never eclipsed by the routines of our days. The dynamic energy in these poems derives from an ongoing battle—a uniquely human battle—between the rational and the feral. I’m grateful to Cure for her stark honesty and wit; for poems reminding us that our hearts are nutritious and must be eaten raw.”
—David Roderick, author of The Americans

“With a voice that’s intimately colloquial and unpretentiously aphoristic, the poems in Still by Logen Cure ask us what it takes to be at home in our bones and brains, in our bedrooms and mirrors. In the poem ‘Sixth Street,’ which opens the collection, after puking in a bar bathroom, the speaker comes to the revelation that ‘all suffering / can be bodily,’ locating loneliness and past emotional trauma within the physical body. Cure sings the human animal voracious and tries to figure out what to feed it. This collection wets its whistle on a whiskey neat but ultimately finds satiation in love and companionship.”
—Stevie Edwards, author of Humanly

“Even as this speaker navigates the acute suffering of a love lost, she does so with a precise hand. It is clear Cure has crafted these poems with attention to each detail, each word, each broken line and empty space. It is the poet’s steadiness, her delicate, measured spareness, that allows us to enter and invites us to share the speaker’s experience, which is ultimately not just one of loneliness, but of calling out. This is a tender exploration of what it means to be transformed by grief.”
—Rachel Marie Patterson, editor of Radar Poetry

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