Finishing Line Press announces the publication of A Year of Wednesdays, a poetry chapbook by Mala Hoffman. The collection, Hoffman’s second, is a poignant and stark reflection of the year following the death of her father.
“Making art out of personal grief is tricky for an artist,” notes Adam LeFevre, author of Everything All At Once and Ghost Light, in writing about the collection. “She must reject the mantle of pity she would naturally afford others, and regard her own grief with a weathered eye washed clear of tears.”
Hoffman, who lives in Gardiner, has had poems published in the Village Voice, Let the Poets Speak! and The River Reporter, among others. Her work has also appeared in the anthologies Riverine and edna. Her first chapbook, Half Moon Over Midnight, was published by Paper Kite Press in 2006.
The collection will be published in August and is available for preorder through Finishing Line’s website, www.finishinglinepress.com, or by sending $12 plus $2.49 shipping per copy to Finishing Line Press, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324.