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Listen to Christopher LaRosa’s Musical Setting of Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Kite”

By On January 24, 2019

In 2016, Sara Wilkins commissioned composer Christopher LaRosa to write a piece for cello and voice. He selected Ernest Hilbert’s poem “Kite” for the text. The piece has been performed several times,… Read More

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“The Battle of COVFEFE Hill” by James Feichthaler

By On July 15, 2019

James Feichthaler's poetry has appeared in print and online journals in both the US and UK, many of his works being burned by The COVFEFE during the recent Area 51 raid. He… Read More

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“Among Women” by Marie Ponsot

By On July 7, 2019

Marie Ponsot, who passed away yesterday at the age of 98, was the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Bird Catcher (Knopf, 1998), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award… Read More

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“Empire Builders” by Archibald MacLeish

By On July 4, 2019

Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, journalist, public servant, and professor. He attended Yale University and enlisted for action in World War I. MacLeish later attended Harvard Law School and practiced law… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Great Bay Estuary” in The Hopkins Review

By On July 3, 2019

Ernest Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads “My Father’s Dante” at Dead Bards

By On June 27, 2019

Ernest Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One… Read More

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“Menagerie” by Robert Griffith

By On June 24, 2019

Rob Griffith’s latest book is The Devil in the Milk (Kelsay Books, 2017), and his previous book, The Moon from Every Window (David Robert Books, 2011), was nominated for the 2013 Poets’… Read More

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“Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo

By On June 19, 2019

The Library of Congress announced that poet and musician Joy Harjo will succeed Tracy K. Smith as the 23rd U.S. poet laureate. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Harjo is… Read More

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“Medusa” by Patricia Smith

By On June 17, 2019

Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2018 NAACP… Read More

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“Hard-Shell Clams” by Marie Ponsot

By On June 16, 2019

"We read such poets because we want to know how a poetic intelligence inhabits the world—or invents it." — William Logan… Read More

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“Live from the Dakota” by Ned Balbo

By On June 6, 2019

Ned Balbo is the author of The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (awarded the Poets’ Prize and the Donald Justice Prize), Lives of the Sleepers (Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord… Read More

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“The Lost Pilot” by James Tate

By On June 5, 2019

"Tate’s poems have been described as tragic, comic, absurdist, ironic, hopeful, haunting, lonely, and surreal." - Poetry Foundation… Read More

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“Your Heart You Sing Of”: Ernest Hilbert Reads from the “Wandering Rocks” Chapter of Ulysses for Bloomsday

By On June 3, 2019

Join us for The Rosenbach’s annual Bloomsday festivities on June 16, which is also Father’s Day this year! … Read More

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Orson Welles Reads “Song of Myself VI” by Walt Whitman

By On May 31, 2019

In 1953, Orson Welles, the legendary American actor, director, writer, and producer, recorded Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" for BBC radio. His performance was later released on LP. You can listen… Read More

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“Ice Cream” by Robert Donohue

By On May 29, 2019

Robert Donohue is a poet and playwright. His poetry has appeared in 2 Bridges Review, IthicaLit, and Better than Starbucks. The Red Harlem Readers gave his verse play, In One Piece (about… Read More

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“Cross-Dressing the Dinosaurs” by Alfred Encarnacion

By On May 29, 2019

Alfred Encarnacion has taught writing at Temple University, published poetry, short stories, essays, and reviews in journals such as Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review, Indiana Review, North American Review, and the… Read More

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“The Chain” by David Yezzi

By On May 28, 2019

David Yezzi is the keynote reader of this year's West Chester University Poetry Conference. He will be reading in Sykes Auditorium in West Chester on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8… Read More

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“piano after war” by Gwendolyn Brooks

By On May 27, 2019

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most beloved and acclaimed American poets of the 20th Century. She was the first black poet to win the Pulitzer Prize, which she received for her collection… Read More

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“Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal” (from The Princess) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

By On May 20, 2019

Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white; Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk; Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font. The firefly wakens; waken thou with me.… Read More

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“Marginalia” by Katherine Barrett Swett

By On May 20, 2019

A high school English teacher, Katherine Barrett Swett lives in New York City. She received a PhD in American Literature from Columbia University. Her chapbook, Twenty-one was published by Finishing Line… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Book Party for Last One Out at the Grolier Club

By On May 15, 2019

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Ernest Hilbert’s latest collection of poems, Last One Out, in the second floor gallery at the fabled Grolier Club in New York City. Hilbert… Read More

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“Looking Back in My Eighty-First Year” by Maxine Kumin

By On May 14, 2019

"Kumin always circles back to the giving land, the clasp of family, and her bedrock belief in the power of art." -Donna Seaman… Read More

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“Nanners” by Kevin Cutrer

By On May 12, 2019

Kevin Cutrer is the author of the chapbook Mudança (Dos Madres, 2019), in which this poem appears, and the full length collection Lord's Own Anointed (Dos Madres, 2015). His poems and reviews… Read More

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“Ah, Garlic” by Bernadette McBride

By On May 7, 2019

Its felicity’s infused in the preparation as much as in the aroma, its hearty tang on the tongue: the crispy little bulk of it in the palm, the satisfaction in each clove’s… Read More

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“Errant Pastoral” by Amy Lemmon

By On May 2, 2019

Midwestern summers of my youth sprawled, protracted and stifling. How many days did I while away gazing at clouds, at blue sky through green leaves? How many nights longing for something I… Read More

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“Platypus” by Les Murray

By On April 30, 2019

Les Murray, who died yesterday, was one of Australia's leading poets. He was the author of some thirty books of poetry, most recently Collected Poems (2018, Black Inc Publishing), On Bunyah… Read More

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“In a Wooden Building” by Teow Lim Goh

By On April 26, 2019

Teow Lim Goh is the author of Islanders (Conundrum Press, 2016), a volume of poems on the history of Chinese exclusion at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Her work has been featured… Read More

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“The Examiners” by John Whitworth

By On April 22, 2019

John Whitworth, who passed away this weekend, is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently Joy in the Morning (Kelsay, 2016), and the editor of the anthology Making Love… Read More

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“Dyeing the Easter Eggs” by A.E. Stallings

By On April 21, 2019

A.E. Stallings is the author of four books of poetry: Like, which is a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Poetry; Archaic Smile, which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax, which won… Read More

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“The Last Mystery” by Jon Stallworthy

By On April 17, 2019

He knew that coastline—no man better— knew all its rocks and currents, like the veins and knuckles on the brown back of his hand; the leap-frog rollers and tall tons that batter… Read More

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Watch Ernest Hilbert Read at the HOT L Open Poetry Series in Baltimore

By On April 16, 2019

It was a pleasure to read for the HOT L OPEN Baltimore reading series held at Bird in Hand bookstore and cafe on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, on April 14th,… Read More