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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… Read More


“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… Read More


“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… Read More


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… Read More


“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… Read More


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


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


“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


“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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


“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… Read More


“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… Read More


“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… Read More


“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… Read More


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… Read More


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… 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… Read More


“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,… Read More


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… Read More


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… 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… Read More


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… Read More



By On September 30, 2015

Ernest Hilbert's third collection of poetry, Caligulan, is now available for sale.
Here's a brief post to advertise some things I've been doing lately. What… Read More


“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
Tough-minded and precise, Ernest Hilbert’s lyrics, like his old mirror left out at the… Read More

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“Kite” by Ernest Hilbert (with Audio)

By On July 2, 2015

"The comparisons to Lowell are just . . . What’s so attractive [in All of… Read More


“The Gelding” by Ernest Hilbert (with Audio)

By On June 16, 2015

"Tough-minded and precise, Ernest Hilbert’s lyrics, like his old mirror left out at the… Read More