Tiny Spills | Richie Hofmann

Tabs open on your screen right now:
facebook.com, nytimes.com, grandpa.se, lightboxpoetry.com

If you had to brag about yourself:
I mean, this hair, obviously.

Your writer crush:
Saving myself for Sondheim.

Favorite lyric:

swindles some.”

Any place in the world:

Best breakfast:
Café au lait. Pastry.

Favorite online places right now:
fivethirtyeight.com is most or least favorite depending on the outcome of the polls.

Sweetest thing:
My family and my friends—I love you all.

Your rituals (writing or not):
Keeping notes, taking long walks, memorizing everything

Least impressive thing about you:
I’m very scared about driving a car.

Favorite space to write:
At the dining room table.

Guilty literary pleasure:
I recently binge-watched all of BBC’s War & Peace miniseries on a plane. My guiltiest pleasures could not be called literary.

Best book nobody talks about:
P. Hartley’s The Go-Between.

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
The gay kid from Full House.

Last time you lied:
Who can keep track?

Question you secretly want to be asked:
What would your secret service name be?

The answer:



Richie Hofmann is the author of a poetry collection, Second Empire. The recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, he has published poems in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Cosmonauts Avenue, among many other magazines. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. at Emory University, is a dramaturgy intern at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and recently joined theKenyon Review editorial staff as a book reviews editor. He co-founded the online educational resource, Lightbox Poetry(www.lightboxpoetry.com), which features interviews with poets along with materials teachers and students can use in and out of the creative writing classroom.
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