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Short Film of Richard Wilbur and Robert Lowell

By On June 22, 2018

This is a charming little film about Richard Wilbur and Robert Lowell made sometime in the early to mid-1960’s. In black and white footage, we see Wilbur in a suit (sometimes with… Read More

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“Marriage” by Gregory Corso

By On June 22, 2018

"Corso is a poet's Poet, his verses pure velvet...a loner, laughably unlaurelled by native poets, divine Poet Maudit, rascal poet Villonesque and Rimbaudian whose wild fame's extended for decades around the world… Read More

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Photos from the Mexico City Performance of “Nights of 1998”

By On June 18, 2018

As E-Verse readers will know from earlier posts (here and here), my poem “Nights of 1998,” from my book All of You on the Good Earth, was set to music by composer… Read More

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“Yesterday” by W.S. Merwin

By On June 17, 2018

“Merwin has become instantly recognizable on the page; he has made for himself that most difficult of all creations, an accomplished style.”—Helen Vendler, New York Review of Books… Read More

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Top Five Similarities Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Il

By On June 15, 2018

Kim Jong-Il, the Dear Leader of North Korea, passed away in 2011, but his memory lives on. He is the star of movies like Team America, World Police and the producer of… Read More

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“Crying in an Airport” by Victoria Larriva

By On June 15, 2018

Victoria Larriva is a senior at Texas Tech University, where she studies Mathematics, English, and Computer Science and is the President for the Tech Poetry Society. She has been writing poetry since… Read More

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“Mashups—Liquor Store” by David Blair

By On June 13, 2018

David Blair is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize, Arsonville, and Friends with Dogs. His poems have… Read More

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“The Farmer’s Bride” by Charlotte Mew

By On June 11, 2018

"She just knows humanity— one of the rarest things in the world" —Walter de la Mare… Read More

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Top Five Movies and TV Shows with the Wrong People Having Relationships Behind the Scenes

By On June 6, 2018

It's always sweet when a couple playing lovers ends up falling in love for realz. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, etc. But sometimes, two people starring in a… Read More

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“A Frowsy Whore with Black Straw Sailor Hat Askew Came Glazily in the Day”: Hilbert Reads from the “Sirens” Chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Rosenbach Musem & Library’s Annual Bloomsday

By On June 5, 2018

“A frowsy whore with black straw sailor hat askew came glazily in the day along the quay towards Mr Bloom. When first he saw that form endearing? Yes, it is. I feel… Read More

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“Small Lives” by Timothy Steele

By On June 1, 2018

Timothy Steele is the author of four collections of poems: Uncertainties and Rest (1979), Sapphics Against Anger and Other Poems (1986), The Color Wheel (1994), and Toward the Winter Solstice (2006). The… Read More

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E-Verse Celebrates a New Book from Paul Siegell!

By On May 30, 2018

We here at E-Verse are enormous fans, fanatics, in fact, of Philadelphia poet Paul Siegell. It’s been too long since we’ve had a new book of his playful, innovative poetry to mull… Read More

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“A Lasting Sickness” by James Davis May

By On May 30, 2018

James Davis May is the author of Unquiet Things, which was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2016 and named runner-up for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in poetry… Read More

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“Plugging Up the Holes” by Nomi Stone

By On May 29, 2018

Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. Winner of a 2018 Pushcart Prize, Stone’s poems appear recently or will soon in POETRY, American Poetry… Read More

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Top Five Times Trump was Concerned with Pee and Bathrooms

By On May 28, 2018

The "Pee Tape.” We’ve all heard about it. Is it real? I’m not going to touch that question with a ten foot pole. But here are the top five other times that… Read More

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“Memorial Days” by Ernest Hilbert

By On May 25, 2018

My poems “Memorial Days” and “Alpine” appear in the issue Issue 10:2 of Literary Matters, along with new writing “ranging from former U.S. Poets Laureate to a current High School Senior,” including… Read More

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“Randy Used the Word” by Eric McHenry

By On May 25, 2018

Eric McHenry was the poet laureate of Kansas from 2015-2017. He is the author of Odd Evening (The Waywiser Press, 2016), Potscrubber Lullabies (The Waywiser Press, 2006), and Mommy Daddy Evan Sage… Read More

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“The Last Time I Saw Dylan” by Juliana Gray

By On May 24, 2018

Juliana Gray is the author of Honeymoon Palsy (Measure Press, 2017), Roleplay (Dream Horse Press, 2012), which won the 2010 Orphic Prize, and The Man Under My Skin (River City Publishing, 2005),… Read More

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Episode Two of Works Cited: Kevin and the Lukes Talk About “My Story in a Late Style of Fire” by Larry Levis

By On May 23, 2018

“My Story in a Late Style of Fire” by Larry Levis Whenever I listen to Billie Holiday, I am reminded That I, too, was once banished from New York City. Not because… Read More

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“Station” by Ishion Hutchinson

By On May 23, 2018

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

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“Fermi’s Paradox” by John Foy

By On May 22, 2018

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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“The Fireman’s Wife” by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

By On May 21, 2018

Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s first book Crossing the Peninsula received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Awarded the Multiethnic Literatures of the United States Lifetime Achievement Award, she’s published ten poetry collections; three short story… Read More

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“Summer Storm” by Dana Gioia

By On May 17, 2018

Congratulations to Dana Gioia for winning the 2018 Poets' Prize for his book 99 Poems: New and Selected! The award ceremony will be held on Friday, May 18 at the Nicholas Roerich… Read More

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“Threnody” by William Carlos Williams

By On May 16, 2018

"It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages." - William Carlos Williams… Read More

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“This Amber Sunstream” by Mark Van Doren

By On May 16, 2018

"I have loved Mark Van Doren's poetry all my life, or for thirty years. He was the first modern poet I seriously read, and I have never recovered, or tried to recover."… Read More

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Christopher LaRosa’s setting of Ernest Hilbert’s poem “Nights of 1998” Headed for Mexico City

By On May 15, 2018

Composer Christopher LaRosa recently set to music my poem “Nights of 1998,” from my book All of You on the Good Earth, for a baritone accompanied by sinfonietta. The piece premiered on Thursday,… Read More

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“Visiting Day” by Rhina P. Espaillat

By On May 13, 2018

“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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Top Five People who Died By Falling Down

By On May 10, 2018

OK, this top five is going to be a downer. An elderly but healthy and strong family friend recently stumbled and fell while walking down the street. He died of his injuries.… Read More

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“Meeting Point” by Louis MacNeice

By On May 10, 2018

"Poetry in my opinion must be honest before anything else and I refuse to be 'objective' or clear-cut at the cost of honesty." - Louis MacNeice… Read More

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Works Cited: A New Poetry Podcast

By On May 4, 2018

It's a gritty, downright underground project right now, and I hope it catches on. I'm told they have the entire first season recorded, so we have much more to look forward to.… Read More