Praise for Second Empire

"Through variations on the sonnet, Hofmann obsesses over what has been, in a debut collection that feels like a lost manuscript of early modernism, with its insecurities over lust and love and history, where emotion becomes an object to fear and respect." (Publishers Weekly)


Selected poems

French Novel,” The New Yorker

The Fables,” Poetry

"Book of Statues," Academy of American Poets

Coquelicot,” Quarterly West

"Sacred and Profane Love," Kenyon Review

Feast Days,” The Hopkins Review

"Birthday," Academy of American Poets

Richie Hofmann in Copenhagen

"Known for its lush language and architectures, and exploration of artifice and queer desire, his poetry has been compared to Hart Crane's."

—Poetry Foundation