Richie Hofmann is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and his poems appear in The New Yorker, the New Republic, Ploughshares, and The New York Times Style Magazine. His debut collection of poems, Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015), won the Beatrice Hawley Award. He recently joined Kenyon Review as a book reviews editor. He is currently a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.
Clever Ghosts: James Merrill’s “The Book of Ephraim”
Richie Hofmann considers “The Book of Ephraim” by James Merrill, annotated and with a new introduction by Stephen Yenser....