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“Thanksgiving” by Kenneth Koch

By On November 25, 2021

"The funniest serious poet we have." - David Lehman… Read More

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Join Us at Fergie’s Pub to Celebrate the Publication of John Wall Barger’s New Book, Resurrection Fail, with an All-Star Cast of Readers

By On November 15, 2021

Come on out to Fergie's Pub to help celebrate the publication of E-Verse Equinox host John Wall Barger's latest book, Resurrection Fail, featuring an all-star cast of readers, hosted by the dashing… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Welcomes Eduardo C. Corral, Spencer Short, and Cameron MacKenzie for Our Winter Event at Fergie’s Pub

By On November 15, 2021

Please join us for an evening of poetry by Eduardo C. Corral, Spencer Short, and Cameron MacKenzie upstairs at Fergie's Pub. … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads at the George F. Tyler Mansion in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

By On November 5, 2021

I was pleased to be invited to take part in the selection process for this year's Bucks County Poet Laureate competition alongside guest judge Maggie Smith. I will read with this year's… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears on a Special Halloween Episode of Rattlecast

By On October 26, 2021

I'll be appearing this Saturday night, October 30th, 8PM EST, to read some "horror" poems from my book Caligulan as well as a newer poem) on a Halloween episode of Rattlecast, the… Read More

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“Ian’s Arrow” is Now a T-Shirt!

By On October 21, 2021

American Apparel black t-shirt with "Ian's Arrow," a design drawn by 5-year-old Ian Hilbert for use on a signed-limited edition letterpress broadside series of his father's poem "Last Rites," issued in 2021… Read More

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“Is this Thing On?” on by Ernest Hilbert in the Hopkins Review (NSFW)

By On October 7, 2021

From The Hopkins Review, Volume 14, No. 2, including new sonnets by Terrance Hayes, Spencer Hupp, Paul Bone, Shane McCrae, Craig Santos Perez, and others, as well as Tess Taylor's essay "Buc… Read More

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“Fragments” by Leonard Gontarek

By On October 1, 2021

Leonard Gontarek is the author of seven books of poems, including Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva. His poems have appeared in Field, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, Fence, Poetry Northwest,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Last Rites” Appears as the First Installment of the Tollund Press Poetry Broadside Series (with Art by Ian!)

By On September 24, 2021

My poem "Last Rites," which first appeared in The Hudson Review, Autumn 2019, Volume LXXII, No. 3, appears as the first letterpress broadside from the newly founded Tollund Press, accompanied by artwork… 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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“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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“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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“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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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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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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“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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“COVID-19 Dating Tips” by Warren C Longmire

By On February 18, 2021

Warren C Longmire is a writer, software engineer and educator from the bad part of North Philadelphia. His writing has been published in American Poetry Review, Eleven Eleven, The Painted Bride Quarterly.… Read More

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“We’re All Mad Here” by Christina Rosso

By On February 15, 2021

Christina Rosso lives and writes in South Philadelphia with her rescue pup, Atticus Finch, and bearded husband, Alex, where they run an independent bookstore and event space called A Novel Idea on… Read More