C E Hoffman

May I Live On In Love and Literature

Tag: chapbook

Book Release: Ghosts, Trolls, and Other Things on the Internet

Have you ever had a crush on a cam girl?

Would you dedicate a poem to Taylor Swift?

What would you do if you were the last millennial with a flip phone?

GHOSTS, TROLLS, AND OTHER THINGS ON THE INTERNET is the second poetry chapbook from C. E. Hoffman, now out from Bottlecap Press!

Satirical, sad, and sweet, Hoffman observes the misinformation age as a technological outcast, making pop culture poetic, and poetry pop culture.

Buy it here, babes! 💕💕

Stay Creative!

C

Defunct Magazine 2022 May Day Chapbook Contest

Yesterday, I tweeted:

It’s more a reminder to myself than anyone else.

We work harder when we love our work, and I adore creativity. Yet I need to learn to pause and celebrate how far I’ve come. I need to get as excited about where I am as where I’m going!

So, today, I’m taking the time to thank Defunct Magazine for selecting my chapbook NO ACTUAL SIN as the winning entry for their 2022 May Day Chapbook Contest.

The chapbook explores intimacy, sexuality, healing, and shame, the title taken from a D H Lawrence quote.

They said of the submission:

“Our judges were enamoured with the authentic voice… and the way consistent themes and ideas were weaved throughout the collection.”

It reminds me of another Tweet I’ve turned into my desktop wallpaper:

I crave validation, yet I’m reticent to accept when the validation is there!

I am so grateful that my work reached the judges and editors at Defunct, and hope it will reach you, too.

Also, congratulations to the runner-up Durell Carter and the honourable mentions Secret Hallelujah, Marcia LeBeau, and Alison Lubar. Let’s all celebrate each other!

Stay Creative!

C💕

Chapbook Release: Blood, Booze, and Other Things in Nature

What’s it like being the only guy in your pre-natal yoga class?

What do you do when your wedding toast becomes spoken word?

Which alcohol mixes best with C-PTSD?

Now, you can find out.

Buy from Amazon here.

(Available from Lulu soon!)

And, in case you missed it, check out the cover reveal:

Stay Creative!

C💕

Cover Reveal: Blood, Booze, and Other Things in Nature

It’s here!

Been waiting to find out what the new cover looks like?

Wait no longer!

Watch below.

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Keep an eye out for Blood, Booze, and Other Things in Nature May 15!

Stay Creative!

C💕

Chapbook Announcement: Blood, Booze, and Other Things in Nature

I’m delighted to announce that Alien Buddha Press has offered to publish my poetry chapbook Blood, Booze, and Other Things in Nature.

Inspired by slam poetry, punk, and The Beats, this collection tenderly and irreverently explores mental illness, sexuality, the nights we’ll always remember, and the ones we wish we could forget. 

Release date: May 15 2022.

Stay tuned for a cover reveal!


As always, Stay Creative.

C💕