Richie Hofmann at Petit Trianon, Versailles

Richie Hofmann is the author of a collection of poems, Second Empire (2015), winner of the 2014 Beatrice Hawley Award.  He is the recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize and a 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and his poems appear in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, the New RepublicPloughsharesNew England Review, the New CriterionYale Review, and Poetry. He has been featured in the New York Times Style Magazine, on Poetry Daily, on the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, in the anthology, Best New Poets 2014, and in Poets & Writers Featured Debuts of 2015. His poem, “Children of the Sun,” is included in Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now (Knopf, 2017). He has received the John Ciardi Scholarship from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Peter Taylor Fellowship from Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Tennessee Williams Scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a scholarship from the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and the Michael Peich Scholarship from West Chester Poetry Conference. A graduate of the University Professors Program at Boston University and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars MFA program, he is a doctoral candidate at Emory University, where he has held the Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. He also teaches summer workshops for the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop and for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development. He recently joined the editorial staff of Kenyon Review as a book reviews editor. With Kara van de Graaf, he founded Lightbox, an online educational resource featuring original interviews with poets and materials for classroom use. He is currently a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.