New manuscript–almost done!
Mostly narrative verse. Stories through the lens of Eve Hoffman’s life as a white, southern, Jewish, Smith College educated woman. Ranges from loving Guernsey cream to walking into an exhibit of 100 postcards of lynchings. If the Dewey Decimal System still existed…hmmm, it could be filed under nature, race, anti-semitism, anti-LGBT, environment, agriculture, life of a woman.
Red Clay is now out of print.
RED CLAY –out of print
Eve Hoffman’s is a well-seasoned voice, a storyteller’s voice, the voice of a woman whose girlhood in the south – dirt roads and damp sheets on clotheslines; bombed synagogues and segregation and the Ku Klux Klan – is evoked here, along with her seasons as daughter and mother and wife and widow, in loving detail, in rich remembrance.
Cecilia Woloch Most recent book of poetry, Carpathia
An authentic Southern voice with a universal chord, Eve Hoffman’s poetry continues down that remarkable path of great Southern writers before her. In Red Clay she tells of children, parents, a husband, school, tragedy, friendship, war and love. Set against a background of sky and earth, her poetry testifies to the enduring power and appeal of place.
Jamil Zainaldin, President, Georgia Humanities Council
Eve is available to do RED CLAY readings, media, discussions. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a reading (sales and signings!) with your service club, neighborhood,book group, church/synagogue, book store, etc.