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“The Drunken Boat” by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by John W. Steele

By On April 25, 2017

John W. Steele, upon entering his seventh decade, began winding down his career as a psychologist and exploring his long neglected interest in poetry. He is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing… Read More

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“Exercise in Defining by Negative Example” by Virginia Beards

By On April 18, 2017

Virginia Beards draws from an archive of urban (New York, Philadelphia), suburban (Seattle), rural (Lancaster County, PA), and international experience (Denmark, France, North Africa), plus a considerable literary backlog acquired as a… Read More

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“Frozen Charlotte” by Susan de Sola

By On April 17, 2017

A "Frozen Charlotte" was a widely popular 19th-century doll depicting a frozen corpse. The Frozen Charlottes recalled several ballads, known throughout America and Canada, about a young woman who froze to death… Read More

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“Resurrection” by F.R. Scott

By On April 16, 2017

"One of the most important catalysts of modern Canadian poetry," - Sandra Djwa… Read More

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King Diamond Drummer Seen Wearing Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan Tee Shirt

By On April 14, 2017

When King Diamond drummer Matt Thompson isn’t touring the world performing for thousands of screaming fans, he relaxes by reading Ernest Hilbert’s book Caligulan. He’s even been seen wearing the Caligulan tour… Read More

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“43 [Be Bold! That’s One Way]” by Archilochos, from 7 Greeks, Translated by Guy Davenport

By On April 12, 2017

Archilochus was a Greek lyric poet celebrated for innovative use of poetic meters. He is the earliest known Greek author to compose almost entirely on the theme of his own emotions and… Read More

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“Station” by Ishion Hutchinson

By On April 11, 2017

Ishion Hutchinson is a current Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. He is the author of two poetry collections, House of Lords and Commons and Far District. Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, he moved… Read More

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“The Donkey” by G.K. Chesterton

By On April 9, 2017

"In his obituary, T. S. Eliot alluded to GKC’s capacity for 'first-rate journalistic balladry,' and this high praise I think almost insufficient, because it understates his magic faculty of being unforgettable." -… Read More

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“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Anton Yakovlev

By On April 4, 2017

Anton Yakovlev’s latest poetry collection is Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Prelude, Measure, and elsewhere. The Last Poet of the Village,… Read More

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“Island” by Rick Mullin

By On March 29, 2017

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in various journals, including American Arts Quarterly, Epiphay, Measure, The Raintown Review, The New Criterion, and Rabbit Ears: Poems About TV. His new collection, Transom, was published… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Book Caligulan Selected as Winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize

By On March 27, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Ernest Hilbert's book Caligulan has been selected as winner of the 2017 Poets' Prize.… Read More

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“Map Song” by Kat Hayes

By On March 21, 2017

Kat Hayes is an English instructor at Eastern University. Her poem "Map Song" originally appeared in Cimarron Review. Her poetry has also appeared in Nimrod and Off the Coast. … Read More

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“Sea Canes” by Derek Walcott

By On March 18, 2017

“As a member of the great Nobel-winning poetic generation that included Brodsky and Heaney, he did as much or more than anyone to win the global respect for Caribbean writing that it… Read More

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“Epic” by Patrick Kavanagh

By On March 17, 2017

"Kavanagh defined his approach as 'parochial' and he contrasted it favourably with 'provincialism.' For him a provincial was someone who defers in matters of taste to a higher, and distant, authority— most… Read More

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“Sunday Morning at the Caffe Mediterraneum” by Wendy Sloan

By On March 8, 2017

Wendy Sloan practiced labor law with the firm of Hall & Sloan before returning to poetry. Sunday Mornings at the Caffe Mediterraneum (Kelsay Books, 2016) is her first collection. Sloan’s poems and… Read More

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“At a Bistro” by J.D. Smith

By On March 2, 2017

J.D. Smith is the author of three previous collections, most recently Labor Day at Venice Beach (2012), and his books in other genres include the essay collection Dowsing and Science (2011) and… Read More

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Literary Matters Reviews Ernest Hilbert’s Book Caligulan

By On February 27, 2017

Literary Matters is the online journal of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.  Issue 9.2 includes a comprehensive review of Ernest Hilbert’s third book, Caligulan, by critic Robert Archambeau: “Little… Read More

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“The Chances” by Christopher Bullard

By On February 25, 2017

Christopher Bullard is a native of Jacksonville, FL. He lives in Collingswood, NJ, and works for the federal government as an Administrative Law Judge. … Read More

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“Eye of the Beholder” by Danielle Livingston

By On February 22, 2017

Danielle Livingston recently self-published a book of poems titled Word Salad. She also works with the irregular literary magazine SEEMS as an assistant editor. Livingston will graduate with her bachelor’s degree from… Read More

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Steff Bomb! E-Verse’s Favorite Plush Artist Signs Toy Deal

By On February 20, 2017

Steff Bomb signs a toy deal. … Read More

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“The Devil in Grand Saline” by Michael Shewmaker

By On February 20, 2017

Michael Shewmaker is the recent winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and author of Penumbra (Ohio UP, 2017).… Read More

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“Meeting and Passing” by Robert Frost

By On February 14, 2017

"...Earth's the right place for love: / I don't know where it's likely to go better." - Robert Frost, "Birches" … Read More

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“Prayer Before Birth” by Louis MacNeice

By On February 3, 2017

"To speak for myself, rereading MacNeice I have been overwhelmed and exhilarated. What other twentieth-century poet writing in English explores with such persistence and brilliance all that being alive can mean?" -… Read More

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Too Five MORE Trump-Era Vocabulary Words

By On February 2, 2017

We’re in for four years of some major changes. One of them is new vocabulary. We’ve previously published five new vocabulary words of the Trump Presidency. But we felt we need some… Read More

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“Listening Comprehension” by Maryann Corbett

By On February 2, 2017

Maryann Corbett earned a doctorate in English from the University of Minnesota and expected to be teaching Beowulf and Chaucer and the history of the English language. Instead, she spent almost thirty-five… Read More

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Archibald MacLeish’s ‘The Fall of the City’, a Radio Play in Verse Starring Orson Welles and Burgess Meredith

By On January 31, 2017

CBS broadcast the The Fall of the City nationwide from the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York at 7 PM on April 11, 1937 as part of the Columbia Workshop radio series… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads in DC for “Lunch Poems: Readings from The Hopkins Review”

By On January 30, 2017

Lunch Poems: Readings from The Hopkins Review Featuring Ernest Hilbert, Helena Chung, Natalie Shapero, Erica Dawson, and Mark Halliday The Loft @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K Streets 1025 5th Street… Read More

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“On a Phrase of Thomas Merton’s” by Bill Coyle

By On January 30, 2017

"Bill Coyle's poems can strike every kind of note: they are grave or touching, acerbic or funny, and always civil. He writes with a clear flow of lively thought, and at the… Read More

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Now That’s What We Call a Poetry Slam: “Miserable Failure” by Iron Reagan

By On January 24, 2017

Imagine if a mosh pit broke out at a poetry reading. Sometimes I wish one would! Some great crossover thrash in the tradition of DRI and Exodus. Enjoy!… Read More

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Our New First and Second Families Have Been Given Secret Service Names, and Here They are . . .

By On January 23, 2017

Bethany brought us the Top Five Fun Secret Service Names (Henry Kissinger = Woodcutter, for instance) and the Top Five Secret Service Code Names for the 2016 US Presidential Race. Now we have a… Read More