From the Press Release:
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowships: Reginald Dwayne Betts, Nicholas Friedman, Richie Hofmann, Rickey Laurentiis, and Jacob Saenz. Among the largest awards offered to aspiring poets in the United States, the $15,000 scholarship prize is intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry and is open to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age.
Richie Hofmann was educated at Boston University, Emory University, and Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently pursuing an MFA in the Writing Seminars. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the AWP Intro Journal Award for Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of magazines, including Cellpoems, the New Criterion, the New Yorker, and the Yale Review.