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Helen Hofling

Assistant Teaching Professor
Helen Hofling


Helen Hofling is a Baltimore-based writer, editor, and artist. Her work appears in Berkeley Poetry Review, The Columbia Review, Electric Literature, The Hopkins Review, Lambda Literary's Poetry Spotlight, Passages North, Prelude, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a series of visual poems with a focus on text-image interaction. Her main research interests include contemporary poetry, visual poetry, prose poetry, and queer literatures. Hofling has been teaching in the Writing Department at Loyola since 2018. She also teaches and tutors with the Goucher Prison Education Partnership and is a member of the PEN Prison and Justice Writing Project and a poetry judge for their annual literary competition. In her free time, she enjoys reading, collage-making, trying new recipes, and hiking with her dog, Bluebell. 


  • The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College-New York, M.F.A. Creative Writing (2017)
  • Vassar College-New York, B.A. Philosophy (2012)

Courses Taught

  • WR100 Effective Writing
  • WR230 Intro to Poetry and Fiction
  • WR302 Wet Ink: Writing and Editing for Publication
  • WR347 Writing with Images



  • "Let It Be Lost," The Hopkins Review, 2022
  • "Three Visual Poems and a Conversation," The Hopkins Review, 2022
  • "When the Plague Came: 7 Poems," Hot Pink Magazine, 2021
  • "Automatic Angel" and "Show Me the One that Hisses," Peripheries Journal, 2021
  • "Cartoon vs. Live Action," Bat City Review, 2021
  • "Not Venus" and "Material Conditions," Epiphany, 2021
  • “Apple Skin Map,” PANK, 2019
  • “Bloom,” Lambda Literary, 2019
  • “Dear Ramekin: Four Epistolary Poems,” Electric Literature, 2019
  • “Forum of Virgins,” VINYL, 2019
  • “Round vs. Electric,” “Angle vs. Glass,” and “Satin vs. Nature,” Berkeley Poetry Review, 2018
  • “Silent Music Video,” Prelude, 2018 

Short fiction  

  • “On Top of the Mountain,” Passages North, 2019
  • “New Pedagogy for Sleeplessness, Fugue, 2019
  • “Rubber,” New South, 2019
  • “Body & Career,” The Columbia Review, 2018
  • “The Suitcase,” Hobart, 2018

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