Review in THE IOWA REVIEW

From “An Exploration of Richie Hofmann’s Second Empire” by Peter LaBerge, just published in The Iowa Review:

 

“Richie Hofmann’s stunning debut poetry collection Second Empire …functions as a deeply personal glimpse into the immediate and long-term effects of the tension Hofmann experienced growing up as a queer man in Western society: tension between security and connection, beauty and fragility, tradition and identity…Richie Hofmann’s beautiful, startling, arresting Second Empire speaks for itself. There is, indeed, a new empire, and Hofmann is—gratefully, boldly, thankfully—at the helm.”

 

Read the full piece here.

 

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