Richard Hoffman is the author of the Half the House: A Memoir, the poetry collections, Without Paradise and Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2009 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club for best book of poems in the preceding two years. He has just published a work of fiction, Interference & Other Stories. His work appears in such magazines as Agni, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Witness and others. He teaches in the Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College, and in the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He is currently a Brother Thomas Fellow, an artist’s award administered by The Boston Foundation.