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Shelterbelt Series: Richie Hofmann Poetry Reading In Springfield

Dylan Stuckey
Richie Hofmann

Richie Hofmannis a 28 year old poet living in Chicago. He will be coming to Springfield this week to read poems from his new book, called Second Empire.

It's part of the Shelterbelt Creative Writing and Publishing Series. The event on Thursday evening will take place in the Suggs Studios at the NPR Illinois station and all are invited to attend. The event starts at 7pm. Our station is on the UIS campus, close to parking lot B. (Map here.) 
I spoke with Hofmann to get a preview of what the evening will hold:
Here is an audio recording of the poetry reading - a warning there are adult themes and language used at times.

Listen to the poetry reading

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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