Daniel Hoffman

Zone of the Interior

"Hoffman is one of a very few writers who could turn his memoir of writing technical and scientific abstracts into a thoroughly enjoyable book."
--War, Literature and the Arts

"Daniel Hoffman's  memoir of his military service in the 'Zone of the Interior' is one of the most unusual stories of service in the Second World War. . . Here is a budding poet -- later a Poet Laureate of the United States -- using his writing skills on the home front to help keep the airmen aloft and their planes flying.  Air Force veterans in particular will find Hoffman's memoir new and exciting."
--Herbert Mitgang

"Beautifully written and full of wartime feel."
--Philip D. Beidler

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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