Jan Hoffman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University and has taught creative writing, expository writing, and literature in Indiana and Kentucky. She currently teaches at the Historic Triangle Campus of Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia where she also co-hosts a monthly poetry reading. Jan is a member of several local writing groups, as well as the Poetry Society of Virginia where she edits A Commonwealth of Poetry. She is also a member of the Chesapeake Bay Writers, the Poetry Society of Indiana, and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.
Jan Hoffman’s work appears in sundry literary journals (Snowy Egret, POEM, The Northern Virginia Review, Women Who Write, and others) and has won awards and/or appears in the anthologies for the poetry societies of Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, South Dakota, Oregon, and Virginia. In 1995, she won first place in The Canadian Writers’ Journal’s international poetry contest, and in 2017, was runner-up for Poet Laureate of Hampton Roads. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with her husband, grandson, and two Chocolate Labs.