Cynthia

So the Earth was Repopulated

The lucky issue #13 is up today at interrupture, including a poem from Paper Doll Fetus about a different kind of birth – spontaneous generation after the Great Flood.

The Stork at Verse Daily

The Stork,” a poem from Cynthia’s newest full-length collection, is today’s poem at Verse Daily. Paper Doll Fetus, which centers on birth and the often dark history of obstetrics, concludes with the story of this magical delivery by way of flying stork. If only it were this easy.

A Review of Her Human Costume

A review of Cynthia’s chapbook Her Human Costume is featured in Issue 11.2 of Eleven Eleven. Reviewer Cheramie Leo notes: “Hoffman’s language is razor-sharp and surprising and crystal clear.”

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat

Paper Doll Fetus was selected for The Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection for November, 2014. Club members received a copy of the book before it was officially released and attended a private online chat with the author. Now the interview is online.

Guernica’s New Year’s Revolution

Guernica Poetry Editor Erica Wright recommends Paper Doll Fetus on the New Year’s Revolution reading list. In celebration of the new year, Guernica staffers “talk about their favorite books that turned over new literary leaves.”

“At once weird and tender…” Erica notes, “These poems aren’t so much new as ancient, primal. And yet Hoffman’s surprising language makes them feel like a discovery.” See the list here.

Reading at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Hoffman will read from Sightseer, Her Human Costume, and an advanced reading copy of the soon-to-be-released Paper Doll Fetus in The Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective’s reading series. More info here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014. 7:00PM.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.

3 Prose Poems Online at Unsplendid

The current double issue of Unsplendid celebrates Women and Form, including three prose poems by Cynthia Marie Hoffman–one from the forthcoming Paper Doll Fetus (here), and two from her current work in progress (here, here), all with audio.

HFR Contributor’s Corner

Hoffman talks about how a book becomes a chapbook, the trappings of the “project book” mindset, and her current obsessions in an interview at Heavy Feather Review’s Contributor’s Corner.

Chapbook Launch Reading

Hoffman will read from Her Human Costume to celebrate the chapbook’s launch.

Thursday, June 19, 2014. 7:00PM.

Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe St, Madison, WI.

Speaking of Marvels

Hoffman talks about Her Human Costume as part of the chapbook interview series online at Speaking of Marvels.