About the Author
Former poet laureate, Daniel Hoffman has published thirteen books of poetry, including The Whole Nine Yards, Beyond Silence, and Brotherly Love, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His honors include the Arthur Anse prize for a distinctive poet from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and, from the Sewanee Review, the Aiken-Taylor Award for Contemporary American Poetry. He is the author of many critical studies, including Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe, also a National Book Award finalist. He has taught at Swarthmore College and at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is the Felix Schelling Professor of English Emeritus.