Nights in the Iron Hotel


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Michael Hofmann, a much-praised contributor to Poetry Introduction 5, was born in Germany in 1957 but brought up in Britain. Nights in the Iron Hotel, which won the author a Cholmondeley Award in 1984, is his first full-length volume. Hofmann's poems are marked by a classical authority, a formidable ironic intelligence, wide-ranging subject matter and a unique tone of voice. 'You move the fifty-seven muscles it takes to smile,' Hofmann writes in a poem whose subject is sexual tension - and immediately the reader recognises ...

Nights in the Iron Hotel 2015, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571327393



Nights in the Iron Hotel 1983, Faber & Faber, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780571131167

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