A poem begins with a lump in your throat ~~ Robert Frost


In Eve Hoffman poet on March 11, 2010 at 6:00 PM

We find our own stories in Eve Hoffman’s poetry—affirming, bearing witness both intimate and epic in the time flow of the second half of the twentieth century. —Paul Root Wolpe , director, Center for Ethics, Emory University

IV. Cows in pasture

Will be updated as dates and information are confirmed.  Contact: evehofman@bellsouth.net to make arrangements.


for public readings and discussion of her just released book MEMORY & COMPLICITY from Mercer University Press.  Books available for purchase. Books clubs and readings in private gathering are not listed here.

May 6    Sunday, May 6    2:00 PM Robert W. Fowler Family YMCA, Senior Center, 5600 W. Jones Bridge Rd, Peachtree Corners, GA

May 22  Tuesday evening. 7:15 PM  –Decatur Arts Festival and Georgia Center for the Book.  DeKalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030–An evening of poetry featuring new works highlighting the rich Southern landscape by two female poets. Eve Hoffman’s Memory & Complicity evokes the beauty of the southern landscape through sights and sounds.  Hoffman shows wounds of racism, bigotry, homophobia, and poverty juxtaposed against the joys of childhood wonder and whimsey. Hoffman’s previous chapbooks include Red Clay and She. Kimberly Simms also uses the South as the backdrop for her poems in her collection, Lindy Lee: Songs On Mill Hill. Combining history, poetry, and photography, Simms celebrates the joys and hardships of a charged, mythic, and sweat-soaked place, bringing to life the social fault lines of textile mills in the rural Carolina Piedmont, where hardships are felt by all as pride conflicts with the fading way of life. Simms’  work has appeared in o literary journals including the Asheville Poetry Review and the Broad River Review. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University. She is the founder of Wits End Poetry. 

June 26, Tuesday afternoon. Details forthcoming. Chatauqua Institution, Chatauqua, New York.

October 9, Tuesday evening. Details forthcoming. Poets Read, Marietta, GA. Topic: Social responsibility and poetry.


A rare window into complicated issues of identity, community, social evil, and moral possibilities.” Robert M. Franklin – President Emeritus, Morehouse



Organize and host a reading of MEMORY & COMPLICITY 

  1. Identify 3 or 4 co-hosts. Don’t need to know Eve.
  2. Locate a place and set time – library, church/synagogue/mosque, someone’s home, bookstore, art gallery, as program for an already scheduled event, e.g. Rotary, be creative. Need access to 30 chairs and parking.
  3. Get e-mail invitation designed specific to your event from Eve or design your own.
  4. Send e-mail invitations with personal note to at least 200-300 people. (Should get approximately 30 show-ups.) Eve will also do e-blast to her list in your area and put info in occasional newsletter if in public place. Can use evite service if need RSVPs. Eve has info.
  5. Re-send invitation and reminder a few days before event.
  6. Organize drinks and light food.
  7. Set up table for sales and signing books

Eve will bring books to the reading. If the event is held in a non-profit, a percentage of sales will be donated to that non-profit. Approximately half hour after starting time (depends on the group) Eve will read for half and hour or so from MEMORY & COMPLICITY  tailored to audience, e.g. if in SF, will read pieces that reference SF. Reading followed by discussion and conversation.

Contact: evehoffman@bellsouth.net



  1. Love the poem so proud of you mom.

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