Richie Hofmann‘s debut collection of poems, Second Empire, winner of the 2014 Beatrice Hawley Award, 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 or are forthcoming 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. 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. Most recently, he was John Ciardi Scholar in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. This summer, he will teach in the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and in the fall, he will be Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University.