Richard Hoffman

Cambridge, MA 02140

Author's Bio

Richard Hoffman is author of the memoirs Half the House and Love & Fury; the poetry collections, Without Paradise, Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club, and Emblem; and a short story collection, Interference & Other Stories. His work has appeared in Agni, Ascent, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Witness and other magazines. He teaches at Emerson College and serves on the board of PEN New England.

Publications and Prizes

Gold Star Road
(Barrow Street Press, 2007)
, Half the House
(Harcourt Brace, 1995)
, Interference and Other Stories
(New Rivers Press, 2009)
, Without Paradise
(Cedar Hill Publishing, 2002)
An Ear to the Ground
(University of Georgia Press, 1990)
American Review, Hudson Review, Shenandoah, The Sun
Prizes Won: 
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship; Brother Thomas Fellowship Award; Sheila Motton Book Award; Charles Angoff Award from The LIterary Review.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
My Struggle by Karl Knausgard
A Night in Brooklyn by D. Nurkse
The Great Enigma by Tomas Transtromer
Dreaming of Hitler by Daphne Merkin
The Right Place to Jump by Peter Covino

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
European American
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Allentown, PA
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Last updated: Jun 21, 2014