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“Myth” by Muriel Rukeyser

By On January 21, 2017

"She is a radical politically, but she writes as a poet not a propagandist. When you hold… Read More

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“At the Tomb of the Unknown President” by Tom Disch

By On January 20, 2017

"Tom Disch’s novels and poems may be applied as touchstones against… Read More

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Top Five New Vocabulary Words of the Trump Presidency

By On January 19, 2017

In preparation for the Trump presidency, Bethany brings us a few new… Read More

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“When Will I Get to Be Called a Man?” by Big Bill Broonzy

By On January 16, 2017

Luke StrombergLuke Stromberg is the Associate Poetry Editor… Read More

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Donald Trump: The Magazine of Poetry

By On January 11, 2017

Publisher, bookseller, critic, blogger, and all-around polymath Henry Wessells is the man behind Donald Trump:… Read More

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“Capgras” by David Yezzi

By On January 7, 2017

David Yezzi is the author of The Hidden Model (TriQuarterly, 2003); Azores (Swallow, 2008), a Slate magazine… 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… Read More

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“To the Editors of a Poetry Magazine in England” by Rafey Habib

By On January 4, 2017

M. A. R. 'Rafey' Habib is an Indian-born Muslim… 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… Read More

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“The Music Crept By Us” by Leonard Cohen

By On December 31, 2016

“Leonard Cohen is a narcissist who hates himself.” - Irving Layton
One thing I’ve learned about fatherhood is that the number of books… Read More

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“Skeptic Christmas” by Jules Laforgue (Trans. by Kate Flores)

By On December 22, 2016

"He is an exquisite poet, a deliverer of nations, a father of… Read More

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“A Christmas Sonnet (For One In Doubt)” by Edwin Arlington Robinson

By On December 22, 2016

From the publisher: Edwin Arlington Robinson's finely crafted, formal rhythms… Read More

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“Christmas in Black Rock” by Robert Lowell

By On December 18, 2016

“I do think free will is sewn into everything we do; you can't cross… Read More

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“Ars Poetica #58” by Alexander Long

By On December 15, 2016

Alexander Long has published four chapbooks, most recently The Widening Spell (Q Avenue Press, 2016)… Read More

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“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” by Wizzard

By On December 12, 2016

Remember when rock was fun and weird?
Kevin Cutrer’s first collection of poems, Lord’s Own Anointed, was published by Dos Madres… 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… Read More

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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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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