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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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“Driving in the Slow Lane” by Lynn Levin

By On July 9, 2020

Lynn Levin’s most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues, is listed as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her previous collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of… Read More

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“America” by Claude McKay

By On July 4, 2020

Claude McKay, a Jamaican born writer and poet, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. In fact, his poetry collection Harlem Shadows (1922) is often cited as the beginning of the… Read More

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“Nibbled to Death by Ducks” by Kim Bridgford

By On June 29, 2020

Kim Bridgford, who passed away on Sunday morning, was the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference. She also directed the West Chester University Poetry Conference from 2010 through 2014.… Read More

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“Pelagic” by Ernest Hilbert

By On June 23, 2020

" . . . the voice most characteristic of Mr. Hilbert's work sounds something like a punk-rock Wordsworth, or a heavy-metal Milton, melding grandeur and the Grand Guignol, squalor and prophecy, in… Read More

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“Saving What We Didn’t Even Know Needed Saving”: Ernest Hilbert Talks to Kevin Young in the New Issue of Fine Books & Collections

By On June 6, 2020

The new issue of Fine Books & Collections magazine (18.3, Summer 2020) contains my profile of Kevin Young. We spoke earlier this year about his work as a poet, essayist, anthologist, book… Read More

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“There Will Be No Babies” by Tamara Oakman

By On June 1, 2020

Tamara Oakman, a neo-confessional writer and also English, writing, ESL and humanities professor, has had work appear in such magazines as Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories and Best of Anthology, Mad Poets… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Book Last One Out Listed on Poetry Foundation’s Reading List May 2020

By On May 28, 2020

Poet, translator, and critic A. E. Stallings, recipient of the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Grant, among many other distinctions, includes Ernest Hilbert's 2019 poetry collection Last One Out alongside several others for her… Read More

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“Micha-el” by Jane Greer

By On May 26, 2020

Jane Greer is the author of Love like a Conflagration (Lambing Press, 2020). She founded and edited Plains Poetry Journal (1981-1993), a literary magazine that was an advance guard of the New… Read More

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“Scream Queen” by Ernest Hilbert

By On May 20, 2020

Ernest Hilbert's poem "Scream Queen" appears in the latest issue of Smartish Pace, number 27, Spring 2020. … Read More

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“Like Father” by Rory Waterman

By On May 17, 2020

Rory Waterman was born in Ireland in 1981, and lives in Nottingham, England, where he works at Nottingham Trent University. His first collection of poetry, Tonight the Summer's Over (Carcanet, 2013), was… Read More

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“The Basilisk” by Rick Mullin

By On May 15, 2020

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including The Dark Horse, American Arts Quarterly, The New Criterion, Measure, and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. His books include Soutine (Dos Madres… Read More

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“Ship Bottom, 1972” by Ernest Hilbert

By On May 10, 2020

"'Ship Bottom, 1972'—an even more personal poem, about his mother—is a great example of how music can evoke emotion: in this case, a devastating sense of longing. 'Ship Bottom, 1972' is in… Read More

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“The Consummate Hour” by Lynn Levin

By On May 4, 2020

Lynn Levin's most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues, islisted as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her previous collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of an… Read More

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“Dovecote” by Vasiliki Katsarou

By On April 27, 2020

Vasiliki Katsarou’s new chapbook, Three Sea Stones, is out this month, by Lucia Press. She is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Memento Tsunami, and co-editor of two contemporary poetry anthologies… Read More

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“Letter From Oblivion” by Eric Norris

By On April 24, 2020

Eric Norris’ poems have appeared in, around, and at Impossible Archetype, Soft Blow, Assaracus, The Raintown Review, Ambit, E-Verse Radio, and many other fine journals. He lives in Portland, Oregon, USA.… Read More

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“The Sacred Pint Alone can Unbind the Tongue of Dedalus!” The Rosenbach Presents Ulysses Every Day

By On April 17, 2020

For literature enthusiasts and first-time readers alike, Ulysses can be every bit as daunting as it is thrilling. If you’ve always wanted to read James Joyce’s masterpiece, or are eager for any… Read More

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“Rock Zealots in my Religion Class” by Joseph Chelius

By On April 17, 2020

Joseph Chelius works as an editorial director for a health care communications agency in the suburbs of Philadelphia. His work has appeared in Commonweal, Christianity & Literature, Poetry East, Poet Lore,… Read More

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

By On April 12, 2020

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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Ernest Hilbert’s “Great Bay Estuary” Featured on “How a Poem Happens”

By On April 11, 2020

My poem "Great Bay Estuary," from the collection Last One Out, is featured in the "How a Poem Happens" interview series, hosted by Brian Brodeur. … Read More

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“The Tantrum” by Edward Clarke

By On April 10, 2020

Edward Clarke's A Book of Psalms will be published by Paraclete Press in April 2020. He presented Clarke’s Psalter, a documentary about writing these poems, broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He is… Read More

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“A Failed Georgic” by Jenna Le

By On April 8, 2020

Jenna Le is the author of A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Indolent Books, 2018), which won 2nd Place in the Elgin Awards. and Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011). She was… Read More

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“Simile Illogic” by Jesse Waters

By On April 7, 2020

A winner of the River Styx International Poetry Contest, runner-up for the Iowa Review Fiction Prize and Finalist in The Starcherone Prize, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Prize and the Paul Bowles Fiction… Read More

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“Snout to Tail” by Robert Donohue

By On April 1, 2020

Robert Donohue's poetry has appeared in Measure, The Raintown Review and Better Than Starbucks, among others, The Red Harlem Readers gave his verse play, In One Piece (about Vincent Van Gogh),… Read More

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“What are Your Thoughts on Comedians Using the N-word?” by Marvin Thompson

By On March 25, 2020

Marvin Thompson was born in London to Jamaican parents and now teaches English in mountainous south Wales. He has an MA in Creative Writing and was one of three poets selected by… Read More

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“Achilles Recounts the Sacrifice of Iphigenia” by Louisa Schnaithmann

By On March 25, 2020

Louisa Schnaithmann is a poet living in the greater Philadelphia area. Her work has been published in Menacing Hedge, Projector Magazine, Rogue Agent, and Voicemail Poems. Her poem “On the Problem of… Read More

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“Fixing Broken Things” by Lynn Levin

By On March 24, 2020

Lynn Levin's most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues, is listed as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her previous collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of… Read More

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“Eloquence” by James Arthur

By On March 16, 2020

"An entrenched strangeness exists in Arthur's work, derived not from linguistic hijinks but from common observations ... his tone is casual and confident, the effect slightly off-frame or out of focus, yet… Read More

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“No One Wants to Have Sex with Skeletor” by Quincy R. Lehr

By On March 15, 2020

Quincy R. Lehr’s most recent book is The Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar (2015). He lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches history, edits The Raintown Review, and subsists on a… Read More

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“Myxomatosis” by Philip Larkin

By On March 14, 2020

In 1953 myxomatosis, a viral disease of rabbits, broke out in Britain for the first time. It rapidly killed tens of millions of the animals from Kent to the Shetlands. Many farmers… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Relaunch Success!

By On March 13, 2020

Thanks to everyone who came out to Fergie's Pub to make the debut of E-Verse Equinox Reading Series 2.0 such a powerful success. We had a full room, around 30 people, which… Read More