Daniel Hoffman

Brotherly Love

"A spectacular achievement which handles brilliantly the mysterious relationship between spirit and flesh, history and vision, intent and act, dream and reality." 
--Anthony Hecht

"The poem is an astonishing feat of historical and literary imagination, and... should appeal to a very wide audience.... Brotherly Love... realizes fully the perspectives of both past and present and relates them coherently. It preserves and gives meaning to the American past; its hero embodies a worthy ideal; and it raises the great issues of national identity and policy. If it is not an American epic, I do not know how one could be written now.... [W]ith each reading it grows, expands, and develops richer meanings and further resonances in the mind."
–Monroe K. Spears, Washington Post Book World

"I have never before seen such a connection between the historical and the imaginative, nor have I encountered in many a long day such a strong and persistent lyricism within a larger dramatic compass."
–James Dickey

Selected Works

Poetry
Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems 1948-2003
"I am delighted--and suddenly shocked--by the skill, beauty, and authenticity of these poems.  Hoffman is nothing less than a master."
--Gerald Stern
The Whole Nine Yards: Longer Poems
"The mastery of a profoundly observant poet is confirmed throughout."
--Booklist
New and Selected Poems: Hang-Gliding from Helicon
"Daniel Hoffman takes his place in the line of Yeats, Graves, and Muir, poets who plumb the depths of myth beneath the contingencies of history. . . . He has become one of our most jubilant makers."
--Edward Hirsch
Darkening Water
"Daniel Hoffman is an exemplar of our poetic generation. There is a lifetime of wisdom and sensibility in these lines, a generosity of spirit that shines through and illuminates his lovely new book."
--Carolyn Kizer
Middens of the Tribe
". . .[a] fascinating design. . . alive with psychological acuities. . . . full of      energy and life."
--Fred Chappell, Georgia Review
Brotherly Love
"A spectacular achievement which handles brilliantly the mysterious relationship between spirit and flesh, history and vision, intent and act, dream and reality." 
--Anthony Hecht
Nonfiction, Criticism
Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe
"The best book by anybody on Poe."  
--Allen Tate
Words to Create a World
Reflections on poetry, from the birth of modernism to the present.
Faulker's Country Matters
Folklore and Fable in Yoknapatawpha
Memoir
Zone of the Interior
Moving testimony to the influence of wartime experience upon the life of a distinguished poet.

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