Richie Hofmann is the recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His poems appear or are forthcoming in the New Republic, Ploughshares, New England Review, Yale Review, Poetry, and the New Yorker. His work has been featured in the New York Times Style Magazine and on Poetry Daily. 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 and John Ciardi Scholar in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.