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 […]

Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer with Doug Holder

Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer with Doug Holder

Doug Holder is a man dedicated to interviewing, archiving, and recording the many writers and artists who make Somerville the “Paris of New England”. His TV show “Poet to Poet/Writer To Writer” can be seen on Somerville Community Access TV Show  (Tuesdays Channel 3 @ 5 PM ) Many of these shows are archived at the […]

Write Angles Conference Interview: What motivated you? Did you worry about others’ feelings?

Write Angles Conference Interview: What motivated you? Did you worry about others’ feelings?

“Interview” with Richard Hoffman from the Write Angles Conference November 6, 2017 by writeanglesblog Richard will be a panelist on the memoir panel. He has provided the following text of this exchange with a long-ago student of his; the questions and responses pertain to his first memoir, HALF THE HOUSE. Additionally, Richard was interviewed by Amy Grier about both HALF […]

Interview with the Woven Tale Press: “I see my younger self in many of today’s young poets.”

Interview with the Woven Tale Press: “I see my younger self in many of today’s young poets.”

WTP Writer: Richard Hoffman Interview by August Smith, WTP Feature Writer Richard Hoffman has published four volumes of poetry: Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from The New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and his new collection Noon until Night. His other books include the celebrated Half the House: a Memoir, published […]