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Ernest Hilbert in the Washington Post

By On July 20, 2017

My review of Abigail Williams' new book, The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home, appears in the Sunday, July 16th issue of The Washington Post newspaper. I was surprised… Read More

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“Savior Machine” by Tracy K. Smith

By On July 19, 2017

Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: The Body's Question (2003); Duende (2007); Life on Mars (2011), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; and Wade in the… Read More

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“Watching My Mother Take Her Last Breath” by Leon Stokesbury

By On July 17, 2017

"Leon Stokesbury writes with a pure and beautiful clarity, and that clarity is exacting. Whether he is elegiac or irate, magnanimous or biting, amused or exasperated, Stokesbury is always clear about what… Read More

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“On The Avenue” by Rhina P. Espaillat

By On July 13, 2017

“To Rhina Espaillat the quotidian is no malady . . . it is the source of inspiration. Hers is a voice of experience, but it is neither jaded nor pedantic. She speaks… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Interviewed by a Professional Investigator for the Schuylkill Valley Journal

By On July 6, 2017

Poets are sometimes sought for interviews, perhaps not as zealously as are pop stars and politicians, but, still, it happens. I've been interviewed on a number of occasions, a few times on… Read More

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“Goths” by Ryan Wilson

By On July 6, 2017

Ryan Wilson is the editor of Literary Matters. He has published widely in periodicals such as First Things, Five Points, The Hopkins Review, The New Criterion, The Sewanee Review, and The Yale… Read More

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“From ‘The Building of the Ship’ ” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

By On July 4, 2017

“On the threshold of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln quoted the lines beginning: ‘Sail on, O Ship of State!’ His secretary, Nicolay, declared: ‘These lines seemed to stir something deep in Lincoln.… Read More

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“House and Home” by Ernest Hilbert

By On July 3, 2017

Connotation Press: An Online Artifact exists to publish and promote the finest art and artists available, and to provide a place for a wide variety of art to flourish. From the printed… Read More

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“Independence Day” by Ernest Hilbert

By On June 30, 2017

The Yale Review traces its history back to 1819, when a group of Yale faculty members started a quarterly journal then known as The Christian Spectator. It was later renamed The New… Read More

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“Too Much Time on My Hands”: Ryan Adams Covers Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years”

By On June 22, 2017

I've always felt that a test of a good rock song is its ability to stand up in a simplified performance, typically with a piano or acoustic guitar reduction of what was… Read More

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“Excerpt from ‘The Rise of the COVFEFE'” by James Feichthaler

By On June 20, 2017

James Feichthaler’s poetry has appeared in numerous print and online journals in both the US and UK. His poems are truthful odes to his Imagination, which he calls, “the lunatic disciple of… Read More

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Venue Change: Ernest and Ian Hilbert at Toast Cafe, 1201 Spruce Street

By On June 19, 2017

I'll be reading upstairs at Fergie's Pub at 7PM on Wednesday, June 21st with Laura Spagnoli and David Moolton (and their children) for a Moonstone Arts evening dedicated to poetry about life… Read More

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“Follower” by Seamus Heaney

By On June 18, 2017

"Perhaps the best descriptions of Seamus Heaney's extraordinarily rich and varied oeuvre come from the poet's own work. Mr. Heaney has created a remarkable series of poems that stay 'true to the… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears as Featured Reader for Schuylkill Valley Journal

By On June 7, 2017

Come on out to hear me read on Sunday, June 11th for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. The new issue of the journal contains a portfolio of my poems from Caligulan and my… Read More

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“Pornosophical Philotheology!” Hilbert Reads from the “Circe” Chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Rosenbach Musem & Library’s Annual Bloomsday

By On June 1, 2017

“There is a flower that bloometh . . .” Hey, Philly, I’ll be reading from the “Circe” chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Rosenbach Musem & Library’s Annual Bloomsday, Friday, June… Read More

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“Henry Pina” by Dorina Pena

By On May 23, 2017

Dorina Pena earned her B.A. in English Writing in 2008, from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.F.A in Creative Writing in 2011, from Carlow University. Her first chapbook, Leaving the Tree,… Read More

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“Radio Clash” by Jane Satterfield

By On May 17, 2017

Jane Satterfield is the author of five books, Including Apocalypse Mix, selected by David St. John for the Autumn House Poetry Prize. Her previous books include Her Familiars (Elixir Press, 2013) and… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert and Joseph Harrison Read at the Nicholas Roerich Museum

By On May 16, 2017

We hope to see you at the ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, May 18th, 7PM, at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 West 107th Street, New York, NY 10025. Roerich's life… Read More

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“Poem for a Daughter” by Anne Stevenson

By On May 14, 2017

"Anne Stevenson is one of the most remarkable poetic voices to have emerged on either side of the Atlantic in the last fifty years. Her work covers an impressively wide range— from… Read More

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“Fermi’s Paradox” by John Foy

By On May 10, 2017

John Foy’s poems have appeared in the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Yale Review, American Arts Quarterly, Alabama Literary Review, The Dark Horse,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert, a “Lovely Man Who Deals in Rare Books,” Merits a Cheese-Related Shout-Out on the TLS Podcast

By On May 4, 2017

I was strolling down the street listening to the Times Literary Supplement podcast (my favorite of its kind) when I realized the hosts were referring to me when they spoke of the… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Austin Allen at Otto’s Shrunken Head

By On May 3, 2017

Come on out for a lazy Sunday afternoon Zombie, beer, or coffee and some new poetry at Otto's Shrunken Head, declared one of New York City's best venues for poetry. … Read More

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“Austen’s Ring and Shelley’s Heart: Our Fascination with Literary Relics” by Ernest Hilbert in Plume

By On May 2, 2017

My latest essay, "Austen's Ring and Shelley's Heart: Our Fascination with Literary Relics," appears in this month's Letters and Comments section at Plume. I may be delivering a talk based on it… Read More

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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