01 July 2013

back to school

Your husband climbs Mt. Hood
but you have to work your
crummy job with the
manager who stares down
your shirt and shows you
pictures of his
penis from his phone
as if by accident.

Remember when you were
eleven and every Saturday 
you pedaled a little 
bicycle three miles out 
St. Claire to the cool 
metal stables near the 
sand dunes to ride that 
blind horse for
one hour?

Fearless it is then.

~ Sherri H. Hoffman

   MFA in Writing
   Pacific University
   Class of 2013

*Written for "Other Heroes" by Heidi Shuler, a Pass It On Poetry - This Book Is For You kickstarter project. The original version of this poem was added to the back of a numbered edition and left at Z Coffee in Longview, WA. May it gather many poems as it goes out into the world. You can read more about this project and Heidi's work at www.heidishuler.com.

26 May 2013

an amazing honor

Saturday, June 29, 2013

June Commencement
Pacific University 
Master of Fine Arts in Writing

4:00 p.m.
Forest Grove Campus
Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
McCready Hall
2014 Cedar Street
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Student Commencement speaker: Sherri H. Hoffman

Who knew? I am honored to have been selected and will do my best to speak for my class full of talented writers and poets. Many thanks to all who have lifted me up so that I might be here now.

~ Sherri

...and I always love a good excuse to post Eminem. ;-)

20 April 2013

come rain or come shine


Thursday, April 25, 6:30pm

Rain or Shine Coffee House
5941 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206

Happy to be reading with some of my good friends:

Julia Stoops,
Steve Denniston,
Mary Milstead,
...and me.

Bios posted on the venue website:

Rain or Shine Coffee House

Of course, you can still purchase the book at Powells Books and online:

Brave on the Page

Thanks to editor and publisher Laura Stanfill from Forest Avenue Press for her great PR work. It's all coming together! Check out some of the latest:

Portland Mercury


See you there, come rain or come shine...