Richard Hoffman is the author of two collections of poems, Without Paradise (2002), and Gold Star Road (2007), winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Book Award from The New England Poetry Club. Half the House: A Memoir won the Boston Athenaeum Readers’ Prize in 1996. His latest book is Interference and Other Stories (2009). He has twice been a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow in fiction, and recently received a Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation. He is a Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston.