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Listen to the Michael Hofmann Effect July 17, 2013: [caption id="attachment_70736" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Michael Hofmann in a photobooth c. 1981[/caption] "I have to admit I felt stricken by them," recalls James Lasdun of his first encounters with Michael Hofmann's poetry. "I could see at once that they were amazingly good, but also that they were good in ways that were going to have [...] by

“What Must Be Said” April 10, 2012: True or false: 1. Major daily newspapers no longer publish poetry. 2. Poems are not about anything. 3. Nobel laureates in literature politely remove themselves from the public forum immediately after nomination. 4. Poetry is too difficult for the general reader. 5. Bad poems still bite. Last Wednesday on the 4th of April, Günter [...] by