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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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“Pearl Algorithm” by Anton Yakovlev

By On October 22, 2020

Anton Yakovlev’s latest poetry chapbook is Chronos Dines Alone (SurVision Books, 2018), winner of the James Tate Prize. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Criterion, The Hopkins Review,… Read More

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“Rounding up the Mimes” by A. M. Juster

By On October 19, 2020

"This may be Juster’s best collection, for its openness, its confession of utter vulnerability, its capacity to make the reader laugh while aching. It does perfectly what only the best poetry can… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Monster-Mania Con 44” in Issue 140 of Red Fez Magazine

By On October 14, 2020

Two poems by Ernest Hilbert, "The Inlet" and Monster-Mania Con 44" appear in issue 140 of the arts and culture magazine Red Fez.… Read More

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Three New Poems by Ernest Hilbert in Cassandra Voices

By On October 12, 2020

Three new poems by Ernest Hilbert appear in Cassandra Voices, "Spolia Opima," "Crypt," and "Apollinaris, Medicus Titi Imperatoris hic Cacavit Bene." … Read More

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“The Cricket” by Joshua Eric Williams

By On October 12, 2020

Joshua Eric Williams is from Carrollton, GA. He graduated with an MFA in Poetry from Western Colorado University in August of this year. His poetry has appeared in Measure, Frogpond, Modern Haiku,… Read More

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“Vespers” by Louise Glück

By On October 8, 2020

Louise Glück has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”Glück is also a Pulitzer Prize and National Book… Read More

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Three Poems by Ernest Hilbert in the New Issue of Think Magazine

By On October 5, 2020

Ernest Hilbert's poems "Laurel Hill," "EL CONQUISTADOR," and "Rondel" appear in the new issue of Think: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Essays, Summer/Fall 2020, Volume 10.2, under the capable editorship of… Read More

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“Everything is Going to Be All Right” by Derek Mahon

By On October 2, 2020

Derek Mahon, a giant in Irish poetry, has died at the age of 78. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was part of an extraordinary generation of Northern Irish poets… Read More

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“A Trinket for Persephone” by Amit Majmudar Appears in the Latest Installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On October 1, 2020

Amit Majmudar‘s stunning poem “A Trinket for Persephone” appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply follow the instructions below. Step one: Download… Read More

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“When I Heard My Childhood Name Called Out” by John Wall Barger

By On September 28, 2020

John Wall Barger’s poems and critical writing have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Hopkins Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Rattle, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the… Read More

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“Hilbert is Enjoying, Mid-career, a New Formal Freedom, and With It, Wider Territory to Cover”: A. E. Stallings Reviews Ernest Hilbert’s Last One Out

By On September 21, 2020

Ernest Hilbert is not an optimist.In his latest collection, Last One Out, the title poem addresses not only our individual mortality, but a kind of “last call,” a “hurry up please it’s… Read More

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“The Avocado Season is Over” by Indran Amirthanayagam

By On September 17, 2020

Indran Amirthanayagam, (Sri Lanka/United States) (www.indranmx.com) writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. He has published nineteen poetry collections and recorded a spoken word album Rankont Dout. He edits The… Read More

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“Blue On Her Hands” by Leonard Gontarek

By On September 16, 2020

Leonard Gontarek is the author of six books of poems, including, Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva (2016). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Verse Daily,… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns! Join Us!

By On September 15, 2020

Pull up a chair. Pour a glass. Bring a poem to read. We want to hear you this equinox! … Read More

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“Poem for a Daughter” by Anne Stevenson

By On September 14, 2020

Anne Stevenson, one of the United Kingdom's leading poets, passed away  this morning. Though she was born in England, Stevenson spent much of her formative years in the United States and actually… Read More

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“Spenglerian Ghazal” by Amit Majmudar

By On September 1, 2020

Amit Majmudar is a novelist, poet, translator, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist. Majmudar’s latest books are the poetry collection What He Did in Solitary (Knopf, 2020) and Godsong: A Verse Translation of… Read More

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“Trending” by Jane Greer

By On August 27, 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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“In Salt Meadows” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 23, 2020

My poem “In Salt Meadows” (from a book-in-progress called Storm Swimmer) appears in the latest issue of The Hopkins Review (Volume 13, Number 2, Spring 2020, Johns Hopkins University Press). Blood ark… Read More

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Top Five Strangest Pumpkin Spice Things

By On August 21, 2020

So we are in mid-August and that means just one thing: the spice is upon us!!! Starbucks typically unveils its pumpkin spice drinks in the last week of August, so our long… Read More

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Top Five New Secret Service Code Names for the 2020 Election Cycle

By On August 19, 2020

It's election season! And you know what that means: a new array of secret service codenames.… Read More

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“The Author of Chien Lunatique Seeks His Book on Amazon” by Christopher Bernard

By On August 3, 2020

Christopher Bernard’s books include three poetry collections (the latest, The Socialist's Garden of Verses, is slated for publication in Fall 2020), two books of short fiction, three novels, and works for stage.… Read More

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“‘That scantlie frae the cauld I micht defend’” by Gerry Cambridge

By On July 30, 2020

The Scottish poet Gerry Cambridge founded the transatlantic magazine The Dark Horse, still Scotland’s leading poetry journal, in 1995. He is also an essayist, print designer and typographer, with a background in… Read More

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Amy Glynn’s Poem “The Rape Of Proserpina” Appears in the Latest Installment of Ernest Hilbert’s Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On July 28, 2020

Amy Glynn's beautiful and terrifying poem "The Rape Of Proserpina" appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply follow the instructions below.… Read More

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“When Did You First Know You Wanted to be a Stand-up Comic?” by Marvin Thompson

By On July 25, 2020

“Their skin evoked Britain’s colonial past and something in me blew . . .” Marvin Thompson’s debut collection provides a refreshing perspective in times when “Brexit turned tongues profane.” We hear a… Read More

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“Eden Imagined and Exotic” by Joanne Leva

By On July 24, 2020

Author of the poetry collection, Eve Heads Back, forthcoming from Kelsay Books (Oct 2020), and Eve Would Know (Kelsay Books, 2017), Joanne Leva is founder and Executive Director of the Montgomery County… Read More

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“[Getting between the dark hours]” by Roberta Santlofer

By On July 13, 2020

Roberta “Bobby” Santlofer (1943-2020) was a mother of sons, an avid reader, and a poet. A posthumous collection of her poetry is forthcoming.… 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