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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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“Going Mad Under Kansas” by Anne-Adele Wight

By On September 23, 2021

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of An Internet of Containment, The Age of Greenhouses, Opera House Arterial, and Sidestep Catapult, all from BlazeVOX Books. She has read extensively in the United States… Read More

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“To One Who Asked, ‘What Is a Melody?’ ” by Claudia Gary

By On September 22, 2021

Claudia Gary lives near Washington DC and teaches workshops on Villanelle, Sonnet, Natural Meter, Poetry vs. Trauma, and the science of poetry at writer.org, currently via teleconference. Author of Humor Me (2006), and of… Read More

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“Cast of Characters on My Eye Injury and Subsequent Infection Leading to Death” by John Poch Appears in Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On September 15, 2021

John Poch's striking and disturbing poem "Cast of Characters on My Eye Injury and Subsequent Infection Leading to Death" appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit… Read More

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“*YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE*” by Paul Siegell

By On September 14, 2021

"'Pay the bill. Leave the credit card behind.' – There is elegance and grace in the light on the cityscapes and salvage yards of The Tongue They Shared. Paul Siegell spins you… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Returns to Fergie’s Pub with Yezzi, Brookes, and Schnaithmann

By On August 18, 2021

E-Verse Equinox Reading Series is back in person (again)! After a year and a half of enjoyable, far-reaching Zoom events, we are finally back live again at Fergie’s Pub, with the latest… Read More

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“At the Carnival” by Anne Spencer

By On August 4, 2021

Anne Spencer was a poet, civil rights activist, and teacher who is regarded as an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Though she published only thirty poems in her lifetime, she was… Read More

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“Voltage Crackles at the Edge” by Ernest Hilbert in The Dark Horse

By On July 29, 2021

Three of my poems—"The Study," "Bound Demons," and "Voltage Crackles at the Edge"—appear in the latest issue of The Dark Horse, Summer 2021, Issue 43. Click here to learn more about the… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Spoken-Word Album at Best American Poetry

By On July 22, 2021

Celebrated essayist, critically-acclaimed poet, and genius podcaster Daniel Nester writes about Ernest Hilbert's 2013 spoken-word album Elegies & Laments (Pub Can Records) over at the Best American Poetry blog today, "Poetry on… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Appeal” Selected as Laureates’ Choice Winner in the 2021 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

By On July 19, 2021

My blank sonnet "Appeal" has been selected as the Laureates' Choice winner in the 2021 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, which is affiliated with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Minnesota. I… Read More

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“I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman

By On July 3, 2021

A well-loved poem from The Bard of Democracy. … Read More

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“Why I Think I’m a Writer” by Stephen Dunn

By On June 26, 2021

Stephen Dunn died on his 82nd birthday this past Thursday at his home in Frostburg, MD. He was the author of seventeen collections of poetry, most recently Lines of Defense (2013), Here… Read More

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“It’s Not an Empty Chair”: Three Poems by Elizabeth Leo

By On June 25, 2021

Elizabeth’s poems are all heavy blooms and hidden centers, insistent but unmannered repetitions. They circle obsessively around an unnamed absence. Loss gives them their urgency, their dark humor, and their beauty. They… Read More

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“Wet Casements” by John Ashbery

By On June 22, 2021

I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length. - John Ashbery… Read More

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“To My Father’s Violin” by Thomas Hardy

By On June 20, 2021

Thomas Hardy was English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism. While Hardy wrote… Read More

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“Lodge” by Ernest Hilbert Appears in The North American Anglican

By On June 16, 2021

The conditions under which a poem comes to life often remain foggy to the poet, who may remember nothing of its genesis. One doesn't require a Person from Porlock to find it… Read More

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Poet and Critic Teow Lim Goh Talks About the Making of her New Book, Faraway Places

By On June 14, 2021

Faraway Places resides in the spaces between the wild and the tamed, from orchid gardens and immense seas to caged birds and high alpine landscapes. It resists narrative and instead inhabits the… Read More

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“True Vine” by David Yezzi

By On June 4, 2021

David Yezzi’s More Things in Heaven: New and Selected Poems (Measure Press) will be published later this year. He teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins.… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series, with Thaddeus Rutkowski, Micheline Maylor, and Daisy Fried!

By On June 1, 2021

We're very proud to present three outstanding poets for E-Verse Equinox, Spring/Summer 2021: Thaddeus Rutkowski, Micheline Maylor, and Philly's own Daisy Fried!… Read More

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Top 80 Bob Dylan Songs

By On May 24, 2021

In honor of Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, E-Verse Associate Poetry Editor Luke Stromberg has ranked his top 80 songs and created a Spotify playlist. … Read More

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“My Mother’s Sister” by C. Day Lewis

By On May 9, 2021

C. Day Lewis , born in Ireland in 1904, was Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in May 1972. He published many volumes of poetry, as well as essays, critical studies,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance at the Wall Street Journal

By On April 25, 2021

At crucial times in history, bookstores may serve as meeting places, where visitors gossip, share ideas, perhaps dispute pressing issues of the day. In “The Bookseller of Florence,” Ross King relates the… Read More

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Congratulations to Rebecca Wisniewski, Winner of the 2021 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Championship with Poems by Ernest Hilbert, Emily Dickinson, and Ada Limón

By On April 12, 2021

Congratulations to Rebecca Wisniewski, who won the 2021 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Championships reading Ernest Hilbert's poem "Domestic Situation" along with poems by Emily Dickinson and Ada Limon. … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears at the 2021 Newburyport Literary Festival

By On April 9, 2021

I'm happy to be appearing for two events at this year's Newburyport Literary Festival. This year's lineup of authors, from novelists to essayists and memoirists to poets, is quite remarkable, including Ann… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s NFT Poem “Riddle Me” Listed on OpenSea

By On April 6, 2021

Ernest Hilbert's poem "Riddle Me," written specifically for use as NFT (non-fungible token) art, is available for sale using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin through OpenSea, a peer-to-peer marketplace for rare digital items and… Read More

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“The Place Where You Let the Devil In” by Christina Rosso Appears on the Dark Web

By On April 5, 2021

Christina Rosso's story "The Place Where You Let the Devil In" appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. … Read More

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“Spenser’s Ireland” by Marianne Moore

By On March 17, 2021

Marianne Moore's first book, Poems, was issued in England by the Egoist Press in 1921. Observations, published three years later in America, received the Dial Award. From 1925 to 1929 she served… Read More

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“Report of the Fourteenth Subcommittee on Convening a Discussion Group” by Marge Piercy

By On March 9, 2021

“I look to each new installment of Marge Piercy’s poetry. I always appreciate her unique mixture of common sense with uncommon joyful insight. She’s political and sensual, astute and wild, truthful and… Read More

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“Here Comes the Sun” by Olga Dugan

By On March 8, 2021

Olga Dugan is a Cave Canem poet. Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, her award-winning poems are forthcoming or appear in Channel (Ireland), Relief: A Journal of Art and… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns with Warren C. Longmire, Christina Rosso, and Steven Kleinman

By On March 1, 2021

Join us on Zoom Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 from 7 PM EST till 9 PM EST for the fourth event (third online) of our revived reading series!… Read More

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“I Am Waiting” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

By On February 23, 2021

Happy 100th birthday to Lawrence Ferlinghetti! Ferlinghetti is best known as the author of the 1958 poetry collection A Coney Island of the Mind, which has sold over a million copies, and… Read More