Michael Hofmann

Johanna Lawshea

Michael Hofmann is an acclaimed poet, translator, and critic. He has published six books of poetry and has translated more than sixty books from the German, including Gottfried Benn’s Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose, as well as works by Ernst Jünger, Franz Kafka, and Joseph Roth. His criticism appears regularly in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, and Poetry. He currently teaches poetry and translation at the University of Florida. In the thirty essays collected in Where Have You Been?: Selected Essays (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Hofmann brings his wit and critical mastery to a poetic, penetrating, and candid discussion of the writers and artists of the last hundred years.