Four Poems Featured in Blackbird’s Introductions Reading Loop

Four poems from the forthcoming Paper Doll Fetus appear online in the current issue of Blackbird as part of a featured writer selection in Blackbird’s annual Introductions Reading Loop.

The editors commented: “Cynthia Marie Hoffman’s poems examine the fragility of physical presence, from our beginnings as “a cluster of gum balls in a glass balloon” in “The Ball of Human Cells Speaks to the Double Helix” to a reminder that death often pays for life in “No Midwives Can Do What Angels Can.” Through the use of multiple perspectives and probing repetitions, Hoffman demands that her reader confront his or her own delicate origin and inevitable demise.”