Ava Hofmann on Not Taking Herself Too Seriously

Ava Hofmann

The poet Ava Hofmann joins Avni Vyas and Whitney Holmes to talk about humor as critical analysis, off-brand misuses for Microsoft Word, and the freedom of pretending that your art is bad—or even evil. Plus: Hofmann reads excerpts from her new TOA chapbook “MY MY SUMMER OF TOTAL FFAILURE,” a collection of visual poems that blend three-panel comic strips with public-domain imagery and nonlinear writings.

Originally from Oxford, Ohio, Ava Hofmann is a trans writer living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her work is focused on the intersection of visual writing, Marxism, and queer/trans identity. Her digital chapbook “THE WOMAN FACTORY” was published by the Operating System in 2020. Her first full-length book, “[…],” is forthcoming in 2021. She also “edits” SPORAZINE, a magazine of experimental writing written by trans people.