A Dispatch from Prague

Posted by rhoff1949 on July 17, 2018 in Featured

At the intersection of poetry and music (and architecture), the hair goes up on the back of my neck: 

I have seen the light

I have seen the light

Posted by rhoff1949 on March 1, 2018 in Featured

I’m a law-abiding American patriot, a sportsman, and a firm believer in the 2nd amendment, but I’m turning in my M24 Chaffee tank.  

SUPER BOWL SONNET

SUPER BOWL SONNET Advertising is the opposite of art. Advertising is the opposite of art. Advertising is the opposite of art. Advertising is the opposite of art. Advertising is the opposite of art. Advertising is the opposite of art. Advertising is the opposite of art. Advertising is the opposite of art. The opposite of advertising […]

Addiction kills. Period.

Addiction kills. Period.

My mother never got to be this feisty old grandmother because she could not quit administering this poison to herself. The irony here is a cruel joke.

“Late Capitalism” (from my notebook)

LATE CAPITALISM In Las Vegas, for a dollar, you can see a million dollars under glass. A million people pay a dollar every year to see it.

Nazim Hikmet. On Living

On Living I Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel, for example– I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation. Living is no laughing matter: you must take it seriously, so much so and to such a degree […]

Cornelia Street Cafe 12/10, 6pm

Cornelia Street Cafe 12/10, 6pm

  Dear friends in New York or friends who might be in New York this weekend or friends who have New York friends: I’ll be reading at Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, 12/10, at 6pm with poets D. Nurkse, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Philip Fried. Do come. Bring friends. Tell friends. TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST […]

PN Review: “The truth, however it may manifest itself, is what Richard Hoffman is after in his prose and poetry…”

PN Review: “The truth, however it may manifest itself, is what Richard Hoffman is after in his prose and poetry…”

From PN Review 238, Volume 44 #2, November – December 2017. Living in the World M.G. Stephens Richard Hoffman, Noon until Night (Barrow Street Press) $16.95; Richard Hoffman, Love & Fury (Beacon Press) $16.00 Twenty years ago, Richard Hoffman was the author of a singular memoir, Half the House, and no other book publications. In that score […]

Good Friday

Good Friday

  He’s gone to find the animal who tells the story that destroys us; he wants to interview the angel with the teeth;   unearth disfigured miniature intaglios: clay dolls of heroes, words burnt into buried stones, the molds for masks we   memorized and wear for worship, somber and nodding and simpler than we […]

Tonight

Tonight

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