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“Our Monotonous Sublime: Robert Lowell’s Notebook Poems” by Ernest Hilbert

By On October 17, 2017

My long essay on Robert Lowell's late career blank verse sonnets appears in the new issue of Literary Matters. Those poems exerted a potent influence on me while writing my own first… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert in Conversation at the Rosenbach

By On October 4, 2017

I have been invited to talk a bit about my essay “Austen’s Ring and Shelley’s Heart: Our Fascination with Literary Relics.” I'll discuss rare book collectors and their attraction to objects once owned… Read More

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“Campo Santo” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 23, 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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Ernest Hilbert’s “Seasonal Drinking” in Modern Drunkard Magazine

By On July 21, 2017

My short poem “Seasonal Drinking” appears in the new issue of Modern Drunkard magazine, Number 61, the Adventure Issue, in the “Postcards from Skid Row” section. I subscribe, but I hadn’t yet… Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Books Read or Reread by Ernest Hilbert in 2016

By On December 28, 2016

One thing I’ve learned about fatherhood is that the number of books one will have time to read in a given year plummets precipitously. Nonetheless, I managed a few.   George Saintsbury,… Read More

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“An honest volume for dishonest times”: Caligulan as Not-Half-Bad Christmas Present

By On December 10, 2016

I'd be remiss if I didn't make at least a small seasonal push for my latest book Caligulan.… 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 in December, I haven't managed to get out to do very many readings. In fact, I've only managed two, the Hoboken Historical Museum and Colorado… Read More

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“Poem Begun on the Autumn Equinox” by Ernest Hilbert

By On September 22, 2016

"The American lyric rendered in these poems follows Coleridge’s description of the sonnet as 'adapted to the state of a man violently agitated by a real passion.' Hilbert’s passion here is… Read More

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The Tiny Viking Drinking Horn of Ernest Hilbert the Rooster!

By On August 22, 2016

As noted here in years past, there is, in fact, a venerable warlord rooster named Ernest Hilbert, who keeps watch over his realm and his harem in Massachusetts. He was named for… Read More

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“My Father’s Dante” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 16, 2016

"Ernest Hilbert is known for the sonnet, and rightfully so. In Caligulan, he doesn’t so much break free of that but makes it clear that whatever he does, whether with subject, verse… Read More

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“Light Illumined” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 11, 2016

"As anti-pastoral as Hilbert can be, he shares Robert Frost’s commitment to describing impressions as precisely as possible, which may offer, as it did Robert Frost, a 'momentary stay against confusion,' even… Read More

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Caligulan Lands in London and London Takes a Bite Out of It

By On July 28, 2016

Through the kind ministrations of noted bookseller and celebrated poet John Clegg, the London Review Bookshop (LRB) in London is now plentifully stocked with copies of my latest venture, Caligulan. … Read More

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“Summer Scream” by Ernest Hilbert in the New Issue of Per Contra

By On June 29, 2016

My light-hearted summer "horror" poem "Summer Scream" appears in the new issue of Per Contra, an international journal of the arts, literature, and ideas.… Read More

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Images of The Book Collector, a New Opera by Composer Stella Sung and Librettist Ernest Hilbert

By On June 28, 2016

Until now, I've only been able to share images taken on cell phones and smaller cameras, which you may have seen here. I've finally received some of the professional photographs taken of… Read More

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Desk Copies of Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan are Available for University Professors and Instructors

By On March 7, 2016

If you teach a course in contemporary American poetry and you'd like to try something new, consider requesting a desk copy of my latest book, Caligulan, from Measure Press. … Read More

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Janelle Reyes Reads Ernest Hilbert’s “Domestic Situation” from Sixty Sonnets

By On February 26, 2016

Janelle Reyes from Capital Christian High School performs "Domestic Situation" by Ernest Hilbert at Poetry Out Loud 2016.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Recent Publications and Other News February and March 2016

By On February 17, 2016

A quick update on some recent activity in the realms of poetry and opera for the edification of those who do not follow me on Facebook or Twitter.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Immortalized as an Ink Puddle Comic, At Last!

By On December 6, 2015

It's no secret that I'm a fan of comics and, ahem, graphic novels. In particular, I've been a fan of Ink Puddle Comics for some time, particularly the Devil and Mr. Gandhi series.… Read More

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Classic Horror Tales, with an Introduction by Ernest Hilbert

By On December 2, 2015

I finally managed to obtain a copy of the horror anthology for which I supplied the introduction (9,000 words), which was issued in October for Halloween. It seems the publisher is angling… Read More

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The Book Collector: A New Opera by Stella Sung and Librettist Ernest Hilbert

By On November 30, 2015

Have a look at the new postcard for The Book Collector, read the synopsis, and watch some videos of the making of our last opera, Red Silk Thread: An Epic Tale of… Read More

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ERNEST HILBERT’S NEW BOOK, CALIGULAN, NOW AVAILABLE

By On September 30, 2015

Ernest Hilbert's third collection of poetry, Caligulan, is now available for sale. … Read More

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New York Book Launch for Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan and Quincy Lehr’s Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar!

By On September 4, 2015

Come out to help celebrate two new books of poetry from Measure Press, Ernest Hilbert's Caligulan and Quincy Lehr's Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar… Read More

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Philadelphia Book Launch Party for Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan and Quincy Lehr’s Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar

By On September 1, 2015

Come out to help celebrate two new books of poetry from Measure Press, Ernest Hilbert's Caligulan and Quincy Lehr's Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar!… Read More