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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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“‘What Are You Grateful For?’” by Chelsea Rathburn

By On November 26, 2020

Chelsea Rathburn is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently Still Life with Mother and Knife, a New York Times “New & Noteworthy” book released by Louisiana State University Press… Read More

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“There Will Be No Babies” by Tamara Oakman

By On November 23, 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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“60s Love” by Mac Gay

By On November 23, 2020

Mac Gay's latest is Farm Alarm, runner up for the Robert Phillips Poetry Prize, out last July from Texas Review Press. Ghost Hunt is forthcoming from Eyewear Publishing, Ltd. in early 2021.… Read More

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“The Blind” by Luke Bauerlein

By On November 19, 2020

Luke Bauerlein’s poems and essays have previously appeared in the NY Times, Rattle, BODY, Unsplendid, and elsewhere. He currently resides in SE PA and has been known to emerge from basements, blinking.… Read More

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“Fire in the Angels” by Anne Higgins

By On November 16, 2020

Anne Higgins teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Nine books of her poetry have been published: At the Year's Elbow, Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Pick It… Read More

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“Junkyard” by Carmine Starnino

By On November 6, 2020

Carmine Starnino has published five collections of poetry, including This Way Out, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award in 2009 and recently translated into French by Éditions Hashtag under the… Read More

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“Smithsonian 11/21” by Rick Mullin

By On November 2, 2020

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including American Arts Quarterly, The New Criterion, The Dark Horse, and Rabbit Ears: TV Poetry. His latest collection is Lullaby and Wheel,… Read More

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Anne Sexton Reads “Her Kind”

By On October 31, 2020

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.… Read More

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“Two galaxies – after Reginald Gibbons reads Mandelshtam” by Lisa Naomi Konigsberg

By On October 30, 2020

Lisa Naomi Konigsberg is Assistant Professor of English at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She has been published in various journals including INK, and is one of the featured poets… Read More

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“Romulus and Remus” by David Lehman

By On October 28, 2020

David Lehman’s books include One Hundred Autobiographies: A Memoir (Cornell University Press, 2019) and Playlist: A Poem (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). He is the editor of The Oxford Book of American… Read More

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Two Poems by Indran Amirthanayagam

By On October 26, 2020

Indran Amirthanayagam edits The Beltway Poetry Quarterly. He writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. He has published 19 poetry collections, including The Migrant States (Hanging Losse Press, 2020), Sur… 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