RICHIE HOFMANN is the author of Second Empire (2015), and his poetry has appeared recently in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Yale Review. He teaches at Stanford University and lives in Chicago and San Francisco.
"This is a book you take in with your feeling body; it's full of
textures and scents, redolent with music and art. The speaker of
these poems, hungry for beauty and brutality, seeks out connection
while haunted by the inviolable singleness of the self. One finds
an almost lost tradition channeled in these brilliant poems, and
also a sensibility that makes tradition startlingly new." -Garth
"Richie Hofmann chisels the excess away, brings to light splendid language. His formal intelligence is ravishing, restless. Crackling with vows and disavowals, studded with keen and elegant imagery, simultaneously raw and curated, his poems remind us the flesh is as curious as the mind. A Hundred Lovers is an unflinching and radiant book." -Eduardo C. Corral