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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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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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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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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

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Top Five Things in the Musical Grease that are Really Bad Now but Were just Good Fun back Then

By On May 1, 2018

Grease: Great musical film, or greatest musical? OK, maybe there are better ones, but there was nothing better for a 1970s tween. And it’s still just as fun to watch today. But… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Haunts” on NPR’s Morning Edition

By On April 24, 2018

A recording of my poem “Haunts” aired on WHYY FM, Philadelphia’s NPR Station, 90.9 MHz, as part of a National Poetry Month feature on Morning Edition, hosted by Jennifer Lynn. It's a… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Writes about Books in the Wall Street Journal

By On April 22, 2018

I had a chance to review three new books about books for the Spring books insert at the Wall Street Journal. Check it out.… Read More

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Top Five Horror Franchises that Went to Space

By On April 16, 2018

When Star Trek’s visionary creator Gene Roddenberry gave us the immortal phrase “Space . . . the final frontier,” he was probably hoping to encapsulate the hopes and dreams of mankind in… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Daniel Kalder’s The Infernal Library for the Washington Post

By On March 23, 2018

Of all the genres one might imagine, dictator literature, books written by or on behalf of despots, must be among the most curious and troubling. I review Daniel Kalder's book The Infernal Library:… Read More

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Hear and Watch Ernest Hilbert’s “Nights of 1998” Set to Music by Christopher LaRosa

By On March 20, 2018

You can now hear and watch "Nights of 1998" on a live stream here by clicking on "New Music Ensemble, David Dzubay director."… Read More

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B-List Trump Facts from Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury

By On March 12, 2018

A few months ago, the book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, an expose of the Trump White House behind the scenes, got a lot of publicity. A few key dishy points… Read More

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Top Five Creepy Things Noticed While Rewatching Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors

By On March 10, 2018

Watching old Woody Allen movies can sometimes be a treasure trove of unpleasant observations about the way Woody Allen thinks, particularly given what we’ve subsequently learned about his private life in the… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews John Y. Cole’s New History of the Library of Congress in the Washington Post

By On March 4, 2018

My review of a new history of the Library of Congress appears in today's Sunday Washington Post. Check it out. I notice they altered my bio slightly to  make me a "dealer… Read More

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The Top Five Times Disney Tripped Balls

By On February 28, 2018

In the Golden Age of Disney films, the style veered towards relatively realistic and extremely wholesome—no sex, drugs, or wild music. But every once in awhile, It would get trippy like the… Read More

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Monday Poets at the Free Library Featuring Catherine Staples and Ernest Hilbert

By On February 20, 2018

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103… Read More

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“Capgras” by David Yezzi

By On February 12, 2018

David Yezzi is the author of The Hidden Model (TriQuarterly, 2003); Azores (Swallow, 2008), a Slate magazine book of the year; and Birds of the Air (2013) , a Publishers Weekly pick.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert on Illustrated Dust Jackets in the Washington Post

By On January 7, 2018

We are cautioned to avoid judging a book by its cover, yet that is precisely what publishers hope we will do. Dust jacket illustration, which came into its own in the 1920s,… Read More

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Books Read or Reread by Ernest Hilbert in 2017

By On December 29, 2017

I don't get to nearly as many books as I used to, but I still manage to sneak a few in. Here are the ones I got to in 2017. I'd love… Read More

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Luke’s Favorite Music of 2017

By On December 29, 2017

Associate Poetry Editor Luke Stromberg brings you his favorite music of 2017. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, we have also included a Spotify playlist of his favorite… Read More

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“To Eros” by Alfonsina Storni translated from the Spanish by Nicholas Friedman

By On December 28, 2017

Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938) is an important Argentine and Latin-American modernist poet. Nicholas Friedman is the author of Petty Theft, which won the 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize and will be published by… Read More

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Hear Afaa M. Weaver Interviewed by Ernest Hilbert Live at Fergie’s Pub

By On December 4, 2017

Ernest Hilbert interviewed poet, translator, and professor Afaa M. Weaver before a live audience at Fergie's Pub in Philadelphia on the afternoon of Sunday, November 19th, 2017. … Read More

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What Lurks Down There? Ernest Hilbert’s Dark Web Magazine, Cocytus

By On November 29, 2017

What’s lurking out there on the infamous Dark Web? A lot of unsavory activity and characters, to be sure. But poets? It’s already got a reputation for hiding the worst human activity,… Read More

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“An American Bookman in England”

By On November 9, 2017

Pulitzer-prize winning book critic and collector Michael Dirda recently visited England to deliver the Richard Lancelyn Green lecture to the Sherlock Holmes Society of London (his talk was titled "The Rivals of… Read More

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Top Five Kevin Spacey Movies That Seem Creepy in Retrospect

By On November 3, 2017

From CNN: Kevin Spacey made the set of Netflix's "House of Cards" into a "toxic" work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment, eight people who currently work on the show or… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Paperbacks from Hell for the Washington Post

By On October 29, 2017

Just in time for Halloween! My review of Grady Hendrix’s wildly amusing book Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books) appears in the Sunday, October… Read More

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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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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Michael Dirda’s Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books

By On August 29, 2017

My review of Michael Dirda's latest book, Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books appears in the new issue of The Hopkins Review, Summer 2017, New Series 10.3, along… 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