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 […]

Selected Poems from Noon Until Night

Selected Poems from Noon Until Night

The Road Mothers with newborns in knotted slings, on their heads impossible towers of things,              the old in carts, the children by the hand, these people crossing a cratered land                          are more than metaphor; but they are […]

Somerville Times: When I read the poetry collection Noon until Night by Richard Hoffman, I said to myself, “Damn, this is one wise dude.”

Somerville Times: When I read the poetry collection Noon until Night by Richard Hoffman, I said to myself, “Damn, this is one wise dude.”

‘Noon until Night’ by Richard Hoffman On October 18, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times When I read the poetry collection Noon until Night by Richard Hoffman, I said to myself, “Damn, this is one wise dude.” I think Hoffman has a way of reporting back to us through his own scars, displaying the bullshit we […]

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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HORIZON: November 14, 2016

HORIZON: November 14, 2016

  A giant copper moon flares on the lake in the early dark, and on the car radio, talk. Talk trying to chew despair. Talk about fear to hide fear. Talk about talk about talk. Fifty cents, a dollar a word. It is all just talk   until it isn’t. A day may come soon […]

Winter Psalm

Winter Psalm

The snow storm today inspires me to post this poem again, from Emblem: WINTER PSALM Boston snowbound, Logan closed, snowplows and salt-trucks flashing yellow, drifts tall as a man some places, visibility poor, I sit by the window and watch the snow   blow sideways north-northeast, hot cup in hand, robe over pajamas. You have […]

Our Man in Boston 12/21/15

Robert Birnbaum, who has conversed with many more illustrious persons and personages than yours truly, recorded our colloquy on his popular site OUR MAN IN BOSTON. Our meandering, not to say rambling, conversation is HERE:  His previous posting included book recommendations from a number of readers, including me. I think his whole enterprise of gathering, […]