Chloe Garcia Roberts and Richard Hoffman

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.

Chloe Garcia Roberts is a poet and translator living in the Boston area. She has received awards and grants from the Jerome Foundation, Summer Literary Seminars, the Vermont Studio Centers and the Center for Book Arts. Recent publications appear in CutBank, Isotope, and Vibrant Gray. She is an editor at Zoland Poetry, the director of outreach for Mass Poetry Outreach Project, and the founder of the Harvard Allston poet residency program.

Richard Hoffman’s work, both prose and verse, has appeared in Agni, Ascent, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Witness and elsewhere, as well as in several anthologies. He is the author of the memoir, Half the House (Harcourt Brace, 1995), and two poetry collections, Without Paradise (Cedar Hill Books, 2002), and Gold Star Road (Barrow Street Press, 2007). Currently Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College, he also teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, most recently a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in fiction, and The Literary Review’s Charles Angoff Prize.