Richie Hofmann is the recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His poems appear or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Poetry, Yale Review, New England Review, the New Yorker, and many other literary journals. He was recently featured in the New York Times Style Magazine. His poetic sequence, “Old World Elegy,” winner of the Memorious Art Song Contest, was set by composer Brian Baxter for voice and string quartet and premiered at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago in May 2013. This summer, he will be Peter Taylor Fellow in Poetry at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.