The Subvocal Zoo

The Subvocal Zoo: Bonus Episode – Richie Hofmann Reads “Mirror”

Poetry Northwest
‘s monthly podcast series, The Subvocal Zoo, features editors and friends of the magazine interviewing poets. Each episode features lively conversation between writers in a different location.


This month’s regular episode, featuring Timothy Donnelly, will be available soon. In the meantime, we’d like to share a great outtake from an earlier episode. This Bonus Mini-Episode features Richie Hofmann reading his poem “Mirror” into the wind on the top deck of a ferry just before debarking in Seattle.

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This reading is an outtake from the recording session for Episode 2 of The Subvocal Zoo.

This episode includes excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, performed by the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. (cc)

“Mirror” is published at The New Criterion.

Richie Hofmann is the recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and a winner of the 2014 Beatrice Hawley Award for his book, Second Empire, forthcoming from Alice James Books. His poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The Kenyon Review, among others.

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