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Storm Swimmer by Ernest Hilbert Available for Pre-Order

By On February 6, 2023

Storm Swimmer, Ernest Hilbert's fifth collection of poetry, was selected by Rowan Ricardo Phillips as winner of the 2022 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. The book will be published in April 15th,… Read More

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Tollund Press Releases A.E. Stallings’ “Ghazal for the 50th Daniad” Signed-limited Broadside

By On January 30, 2023

Tollund Press, of Essex County, Massachusetts, has issued its third signed-limited, collectible broadside, "Ghazal for the 50th Daniad" by A. E. Stallings, priced at a very reasonable $20. Cheap! I've got a… Read More

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“The Bravery to Accept Normal Life”: John Wall Barger Interviews Luke Stromberg about his New Book The Elephant’s Mouth

By On January 23, 2023

Over at Heavy Feather Review you can read an interview by Luke Stromberg by fellow poet and E-Verse accomplice John Wall Barger (Luke is the poetry editor for E-Verse and I co-host… Read More

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“Lost Glove” by Charles Simic

By On January 10, 2023

Charles Simic, a Serbian-American poet and former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, has died at the age of 84. He is the author of many books… Read More

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“Ordinary Day” by Christine Yurick

By On January 5, 2023

Christine Yurick is the founding editor of Think Journal. Her chapbook At the End of the Day and Other Poems is available from Kelsay Books. … Read More

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“A Christmas Hymn” by Richard Wilbur

By On December 25, 2022

Richard Wilbur was one of the leading American poets of his generation and an acclaimed literary translator. He is author of many books, including poetry collections, such as Things of the World… Read More

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“The Christmas Tree” by C. Day Lewis

By On December 24, 2022

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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“The Cultivation of Christmas Trees” by T. S. Eliot

By On December 23, 2022

In Eliot's poem, "the memories of childhood Christmases are kept alive through the experience of age and weariness, both the beginning and end of life coming together in the fear and love… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox (Solstice Edition!), Featuring Sunil Iyengar, Luke Stromberg, and Hugh Sheehy

By On December 12, 2022

Join us for an evening of poetry and short fiction by Sunil Iyengar (from Washington DC), Hugh Sheehy (from New York City) and local legend Luke Stromberg (Upper Darby!), upstairs at Fergie’s… Read More

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“The Pumpkin” by John Greenleaf Whittier

By On November 23, 2022

Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun, The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run, And the rock and the tree and the cottage enfold, With broad… Read More

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“The Haunted Palace” by Edgar Allan Poe

By On October 31, 2022

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is… Read More

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“Too Late” by Gerald Stern

By On October 30, 2022

The American poet Gerald Stern has passed away. Some of his noteworthy books of poetry include Galaxy Love (W. W. Norton, 2017); American Sonnets (W. W. Norton, 2002); This Time: New and… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Pelagic” Broadside Now Available from Tollund Press

By On October 4, 2022

Tollund Press in Massachusetts announces the second broadside from the press, Ernest Hilbert's "Pelagic" with art by Franco Salas-Borquez. … Read More

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“Poetry 101” by Susan Delaney Spear

By On October 3, 2022

Susan Delaney Spear is an associate professor of English at Colorado Christian University. She is the author of Beyond All Bearing (Resource, 2018) and the co-author of Learning the Secrets of English… Read More

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Hear Shannon Robinson Read Her Short Story “Rabbits” at E-Verse Equinox Reading Series

By On September 28, 2022

Author Shannon Robinson read her excellent short story "Rabbits" at E-Verse Equinox Reading Series upstairs at Fergie's Pub in Philadelphia, October 14th, 2022. We recorded it, and you can listen here. It's… Read More

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“This Looked Like Some New Scheme of Villainy . . .”: Ernest Hilbert Reads from Bram Stoker’s Classic at the First Annual Dracuthon Marathon Reading

By On September 27, 2022

I'll be reading from Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula at the Rosenbach Museum & Library's first annual marathon reading of the book, Draculthon. The all night reading begins on Friday, October 14th… Read More

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Peter Vertacnik Writes about Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Vertebrate” from the Latest Issue of 32 Poems

By On September 12, 2022

My poem "Vertebrate" appeared in the latest issue of the superb slim magazine 32 Poems, No. 39, Spring/Summer 2022. Among the many good things the magazine provides is a forum for contributors… Read More

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Vijay Seshadri, Shannon Robinson, and Austin Allen Read for E-Verse Equinox!

By On September 9, 2022

Mark your calendars for an exciting evening of poetry and short fiction by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri, fiction writer Shannon Robinson, and Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize-winner Austin Allen, upstairs at Fergie’s… Read More

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“Moon Garden” by Ernest Hilbert in The Hudson Review

By On September 6, 2022

The summer issue of The Hudson Review contains my poems "December Issue" (which will appear in my next book, Storm Swimmer) and "Moon Garden," along with new poetry by Jehanne Dubrow, Michael… Read More

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“On a Metro at the Edge of a Jungle where Tigers Walked” from John Wall Barger’s new book Smog Mother

By On August 24, 2022

"John Wall Barger’s poems are deadly serious and absolutely precise about the world in upheaval, in desire and its excess, in love and pornography, in political protest and ecological catastrophe, in the… Read More

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“Remains” by Susan Delaney Spear

By On August 8, 2022

Susan Delaney Spear is an associate professor of English at Colorado Christian University. She is the author of On Earth... (Resource, 2022), Beyond All Bearing (Resource, 2018) and the co-author of Learning… Read More

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“Vertebrate” by Ernest Hilbert in 32 Poems

By On August 2, 2022

My poem "Vertebrate," which will appear in my book Storm Swimmer (UNT Press, 2023) is in the new issue of the astoundingly good magazine 32 Poems (No. 39, Spring Summer 2022). Many… Read More

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“Woodstock ’69” by George Green

By On August 2, 2022

George Green’s book, Lord Byron’s Foot, won the New Criterion Prize, The Poet’s Prize, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems have appeared in ten… Read More

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“1971” by Donald Justice

By On July 4, 2022

Donald Justice was an American poet and professor. He won the Lamont Poetry Prize for his debut collection Summer Anniversaries in 1961, the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1980 for his Selected… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns with an Evening of Poetry in Translation, Featuring Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Ryan Wilson

By On June 21, 2022

Please join us for an evening of poetry and short fiction by Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Ryan Wilson, upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, hosted by Philly-favorite, poet John Wall Barger, and series creator, Ernest… Read More

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“The Really Marvellous Exhibition of Cynanthropy”: Watch Ernest Hilbert and Others Read at Bloomsday

By On June 17, 2022

679–747) at the Rosenbach Museum & Library's annual Bloomsday, now back for the first time in three years, and what a smashing success it was. You can watch the whole day's readings… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads from the “Cyclops” Chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Rosenbach Library’s Annual Bloomsday

By On June 1, 2022

The Rosenbach Library & Museum's famed Bloomsday is back in person this year, just in time for the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's daunting, celebrated, challenging, and exhilarating modernist masterpiece Ulysses. I… Read More

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“Memorial Rain” by Archibald MacLeish

By On May 30, 2022

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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“Grease Monkey” by Joshua Eric Williams

By On May 20, 2022

Joshua Eric Williams is a disabled veteran, poet, and nature writer from Carrollton, GA . He won the 2014 Eclectic Poetry Award, and his haiku collection, The Strangest Conversation, was an honorable… Read More

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“Alchemericana” by Ernest Hilbert

By On April 28, 2022

My poem "Alchemericana" appears alongside another of my poems, "Little Cause," in the latest issue of THINK magazine, Winter/Spring 2022, volume 12.1. … Read More