Poetry. This newest collection from celebrated poet Eric Hoffman, comprised of forty discrete sections, is a powerful and stark rumination on human economy, public and private, personal and impersonal, a haunting exploration of the struggle for survival in uncertain times. Utilizing sources as diverse as Thomas Malthus and Bruegel the Elder, Hoffman, with his distinctive subtlety, clarity, and concision, has written a precise, allegorical meditation on the forces of power, coercion, and exploitation that bind us, and the redemption of charity, love, and community that offer us perhaps our only true freedom from the chains of history.
Eric Hoffman is the author of several volumes of poetry and the editor of a number of books on subjects as various as comics, music, and television. Most recently, he edited Conversations with John Berryman (University Press of Mississippi, 2021) and a new critical volume of Philip Pain's Daily Meditations (Spuyten Duyvil, 2021). His articles and essays have appeared in journals worldwide, including American Communist History, The Chicago Review, Fortean Times, Rain Taxi, and Smartish Pace. His translations of the haiku of Ozaki Hōsai were published in Chrysanthemum, Frogpond, and Otoliths. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.Author City: VERNON, CT USA