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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richie Hofmann  

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Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Hofmann lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richie Hofmann is the winner of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and his poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares. His poem, Children of the Sun, is anthologized in Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now (2017). The New York Times featured his poem, "Book of Statues," in a reading by actor Matt Bomer.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Second Empire
ISBN: 1938584163. OCLC Number: 903812561

Alice James Books . .

This debut's spare, delicate poems explore ways we experience the afterlife of beauty while ornately examining lust, loss, and identity. Drawing upon traditions of amorous sonnets, these love-elegies desire an artistic and sexual connection to others--other times, other places--in order to understand aesthetic pleasures the speaker craves. Distant and formal, the poems feel both ancient and contemporary.