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“Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)” Sung by Nat King Cole

By On December 8, 2016

A true classic. Relax and enjoy! "The Christmas Song" (commonly subtitled "Chestnuts… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Donald Hall’s Selected Poems in the Hopkins Review

By On December 7, 2016

"To write something as good as the poems that originally… Read More

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“Neighborhood Watch” by Dora Malech

By On December 6, 2016

Dora Malech is the author of Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore… Read More

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“Advent is the Season to Save” by G.M. Palmer

By On December 6, 2016

G.M. Palmer lives with his wife and daughters on a poodle farm… Read More

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Top Five Most Tasteless Holocaust-related Artistic Things

By On December 5, 2016

In America, we tend to be very careful around certain topics . . .… Read More

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Top Five Anti-Christmas Christmas Songs

By On December 4, 2016

Christmas has more songs than any other holiday, maybe all the others combined. That means it… Read More

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“Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC

By On December 3, 2016

One of the great Christmas songs! Read More

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Ernest Hilbert with Dawn Manning and Luke Stromberg at the Pen and Pencil Club

By On December 1, 2016

Since the birth of our son Ian… Read More

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Top Five Dystopian Movies that Will Give You an Idea of What is to Come

By On November 28, 2016

Obviously, the world won't turn into… Read More

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“Rural and Urban Welcome Signs” by Alexandra Kulik

By On November 28, 2016

Alexandra Kulik is a bag of multitudes living in suburban Chicagoland. She spends… Read More

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“Thanksgiving” by Kenneth Koch

By On November 24, 2016

"The funniest serious poet we have." - David Lehman
I think we can all agree that most women are ignorant of the vital… Read More

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“Dream Song 256” by John Berryman

By On November 18, 2016

"With The Dream Songs, published in 1969, the supposed continental divide between the Beats on… Read More

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“Le Chat” by Charles Baudelaire

By On November 15, 2016

Jan Schreiber has published three previous books of poems: Digressions, Wily Apparitions, and Bell Buoys. He… Read More

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“The Future” by Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016)

By On November 11, 2016

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well,… Read More

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“Jane Austen Strolls the Upper Rooms” by Marly Youmans

By On November 11, 2016

Marly Youmans is the author of thirteen books of poetry and fiction.… Read More

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

By On November 10, 2016

Bethany brought… Read More

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“Mars Ultor” by Ernest Hilbert

By On November 10, 2016

"Just as the work of the modernists showed that the best free verse usually has something… Read More

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“Be Angry At The Sun” by Robinson Jeffers

By On November 8, 2016

"Of all the poets of his generation, [Robinson Jeffers] made our relation… Read More

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Top Five Suggestions for a Mazel Tov Cocktail

By On November 7, 2016

So today (November 7, 2016), a Trump spokesperson referenced a Jay Z video,… Read More

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Bethany’s Top Five Diseases Hillary Clinton has Been Accused of Having

By On November 5, 2016

For many months now, the Trump camp, Sean Hannity, Fox… Read More

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“Canoeing” and “Georgic” by Dara Mandle

By On November 3, 2016

Dara Mandle earned her BA in English from Yale, where she was awarded the Clapp… Read More

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Top Five Ways Trump Has Been Influenced by Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

By On November 2, 2016

Alex Jones is an increasingly successful conspiracy theorist with… Read More

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Top Five Ways the 2016 Presidential Election is all about Penises

By On November 1, 2016

This election is a departure from our usual expectations in… Read More

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“A Vampire in the Age of AIDS” by Frederick Seidel

By On October 31, 2016

"The most frightening American poet ever— phallus-man, hangman of political barbarism—… Read More

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Top Five Indications that Donald Trump is a Vampire

By On October 28, 2016

Well, it's Halloween and almost election day here in the US. Hard… Read More

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“Series of Dreams” by Bob Dylan

By On October 17, 2016

Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic… Read More

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“From the Bottom Up” by Rick Mullin

By On October 12, 2016

Rick Mullin’s latest Collection, Stignatz & the User of Vicenza is published by Dos… Read More

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“What The Chairman Told Tom” by Basil Bunting

By On October 7, 2016

"Basil Bunting's poems are an enduring measure of the craft itself, an abiding… Read More

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Top Five Dickensian Nicknames for Donald Trump

By On October 6, 2016

Charles Dickens was a master at conjuring evocative names for his characters. This popped… Read More