“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.
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.
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.
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.