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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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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 Muse and the Auctioneer’s Gavel: Learning About Poetry from First Editions” by Ernest Hilbert

By On January 6, 2017

The editors at Plume magazine in Canada asked me to supply a short piece on first editions of famous works of poetry for their Essays and Comment section. … Read More

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“Two Portraits” by Ernest Hilbert in the Southwest Review

By On January 3, 2017

My poem "Two Portraits" appears in the new issue of the Southwest Review alongside poems by Denise Duhamel, A.M. Juster, Mary Jo Salter, Gerard Malanga, and others.… 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 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 brought you to love the art. It’s the only sensible reason for writing poems,” Donald Hall declared in his early sixties in… 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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“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 masterfully formal about it, Hilbert’s fine collection might serve to remind us that the best formal… 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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Susan Spear’s Opera The Price of Pomegranates, Now with Video!

By On September 12, 2016

Poet and librettist Susan Spear studied with me in 2012, when I began teaching a course on the practical art of the opera libretto for the Western MFA poetry concentration. She began… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Bowdlerized at Long Last!

By On August 25, 2016

Until now, my poems have appeared whole or in parts, but not intentionally altered. At last, I am proud to have been slightly bowdlerized! … 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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“Kite” by Ernest Hilbert Scored for Voice and Cello by Christopher LaRosa

By On July 7, 2016

Follow along with the score as you listen to Chris LaRosa's setting of my poem "Kite" for voice and cello, featured on ContemporaryCompositionXX's youtube channel, performed by Rachel Mikol and Will Rowe,… Read More

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“From the Balcony on Heavy Metal Tribute Night at the Trocadero” by Ernest Hilbert

By On June 17, 2016

"Per Contra began publication as an online quarterly in the fall of 2005. Our name indicates our intention to offer more than one way of looking at the world. You can… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert and Stella Sung’s New Opera, The Book Collector, to Premiere Friday, May 20th

By On May 13, 2016

My second opera with composer Stella Sung, The Book Collector, will be performed by the Dayton Opera on Friday, May 20th, with a matinee on Sunday May 22nd. The opera incorporates physical… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Kite” Set to Music by Composer Christopher LaRosa

By On April 1, 2016

Ernest Hilbert's poem "Kite" was set to music by Christopher LaRosa for a commission by cellist Sara Wilkins. The result is a beautifully unsettling short work scored for soprano and cello. It… Read More

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The Audubon Dream, a Short Opera by Karen E. Peace with Libretto by Ernest Hilbert’s Student Laura Stuckey

By On March 30, 2016

One of my former Art of the Opera Libretto students, Laura Stuckey, developed the one act libretto written for my course into a short opera with composer Karen Peace called The Audubon… Read More

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“Visible Spectrum” by Ernest Hilbert

By On March 25, 2016

“There are books of poetry that, if only readers could be induced to pick them up, might change their minds for good about the supposed incomprehensibility, preciousness, and irrelevance of modern poetry.… 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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“Meridian” by Ernest Hilbert

By On July 10, 2015

"Ernest Hilbert’s poems are beautifully made in their diction. The intelligence is clear." – Donald Hall… Read More

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“Human Interest” by Ernest Hilbert (with Audio)

By On July 8, 2015

Tough-minded and precise, Ernest Hilbert’s lyrics, like his old mirror left out at the curb, turn an unflinching gaze on pieces of inner and outer landscapes we often push to the periphery.… Read More