R. Joseph Hoffmann is a prominent historian of religion who specializes in the in the religious history of the ancient Near East and diachronic linguistics. He began writing poetry when he was sixteen. Influenced by both classical writers and modern poets ranging from Wallace Stevens to Theodore Roethke, his poetry shows a preference for the natural rhythms of spoken English to artificially ... more »
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- A Further Wish
- At Three
- Bitter Love
- Canto II: Umm ul-Baneen
- Gloss, Edward Taylor (Harvard College,16...
- Joseph's Dream
- Looking Down