Hofmann’s first book of poems, Second Empire, won the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books. He is the poetry book reviews editor of the Kenyon Review. He is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, and The New York Times Style Magazine among others. With Kara van de Graaf, he founded Lightbox, an online educational resource featuring original interviews with poets and materials for classroom use. He is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.