Richie Hofmann has taught creative writing and literature at Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. He currently mentors students in poetry and creative nonfiction in the Levinthal Tutorials at Stanford University.
His teaching reflects his artistic interests in poetry, the history of European visual art and music, classical antiquity, sexuality, and performance.
In addition to workshops in poetry writing at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, recent courses have included "Literature and Opera," in which students drafted full-length opera libretti adapted from literary sources, and “The Afterlife of the Aeneid,” which explored contemporary artistic responses to Virgil’s Aeneid. He is currently developing a course on poetry and sculpture and revising a course on “The Erotic.”
With poet Kara van de Graaf, he co-founded Lightbox, an interactive website for creative writing pedagogy.
For an abbreviated list of Richie Hofmann's artistic and professional activities, please click here for his CV.