Richie Hofmann’s first collection of poems, Second Empire, won the 2014 Beatrice Hawley Award and is forthcoming from Alice James Books in November 2015. He is the recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and his poems appear in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, the New Republic, Ploughshares, New England Review, Yale Review, and Poetry. His work has been featured in the New York Times Style Magazine and on Poetry Daily and the Academy of American Poets. Recently, Dorianne Laux selected his poem, “After,” for inclusion in the anthology, Best New Poets 2014. He is currently Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University.