Mr. Richard Hoffman

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Richard Hoffman is the author of three poetry collections: Without Paradise, Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the New England Poetry Club's Sheila Motton Book Award, and his latest, Emblem. His prose works include the celebrated Half the House: a Memoir, Interference & Other Stories, and Love & Fury, forthcoming from Beacon Press this June. Past Chair of PEN New England, he is Senior Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College.


Twitter Username: @rhoffman49


  • Half the House: A Memoir , Harcourt, Brace (1995)
  • Half the House: A Memoir , New Rivers Press (2004)
  • Without Paradise , Cedar Hill Publications (2002)
  • Gold Star Road , Barrow Street Press (2007)
  • Interference & Other Stories , New Rivers Press (2009)
  • Emblem , Barrow Street Press (2011)
  • Love & Fury , Beacon Press (June 3, 2014)
  • Noon until Night , Barrow Street Press (April 15, 2017)


  • Brother Thomas Fellowship(2011)
  • Sheila Motton Book Award NEPC(2008)


  • Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College (September 2001 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College (June 1977)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry