Richie Hofmann is the author of a collection of poems, Second Empire (2015). He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and his poems appear in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, the New Republic, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He has been featured in the New York Times Style Magazine, Poetry Daily, the Academy of American Poets, Best New Poets, and Poets & Writers. His poem, “Children of the Sun,” is anthologized in Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now (2017). His poem, "Book of Statues," was read by actor Matt Bomer in a video for the New York Times and has been translated into several languages.
He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He earned a B.A. from Boston University, an M.F.A. from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in English literature from Emory University, where he has held the Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. He is a book reviews editor for Kenyon Review and writes criticism for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
A 2017-19 Wallace Stegner Fellow, he was recently named Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.