EAF Author: Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806-1884)
Charles Fenno Hoffman was born in New York. In 1833 Hoffman established the well-known Knickerbocker Magazine and later edited the American Monthly Magazine. In his poetic works, Hoffman's genre of choice was the song; many of his popular poems were collected in The Vigil of Faith and Other Poems. His other works include A Winter in the West, a popular series of letters detailing his experiences in the American West, and his very successful Greyslaer; a Romance of the Mohawk , based on a celebrated murder trial in Kentucky.