Originally from Pennsylvania, Alicia Hoffman now lives, writes, and teaches in Rochester, New York. A graduate of St. John Fisher College, she received her MA from SUNY Brockport and her MFA at the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize many times over, her poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including Radar Poetry, Word Riot, Tar River Poetry, SOFTBLOW, Redactions: Poetry and Poetics, The Penn Review, Rust + Moth, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Innisfree Poetry Journal, A-Minor Magazine, Glass: A Poetry Journal, Typishly and elsewhere. Her work has been anthologized in Liberty's Vigil, Poems from the Occupy Movement (Foothills Publishing) and featured in the Poetry Booth outside of Writers & Books in the Neighborhood of the Arts district of Rochester. She is the author of three poetry collections: Like Stardust in the Peat Moss (Aldrich Press, 2013), Railroad Phoenix (Kelsay Books, 2017), and her newest book, ANIMAL, out now from FutureCycle Press (May 2021).