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, The Baffler, New England Review, the New Criterion, 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 Best Debuts of 2015. 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. from Emory University, where he has held the Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. He recently joined Kenyon Review as a book reviews editor.
He is currently a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.