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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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“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

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“O Where Are You Going?” by W.H. Auden

By On March 10, 2020

"Words so excite me that a pornographic story, for example, excites me sexually more than a living person can do." - W. H. Auden… Read More

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Librarians at War: Ernest Hilbert Reviews Kathy Peiss’s The Information Hunters in the Wall Street Journal

By On February 25, 2020

During World War II, librarians and archivists were eagerly recruited not only to gather intelligence from enemy media but also to collect and catalogue manuals and documents while embedded with units on… Read More

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“Frankenstein’s Monster” by James Arthur

By On February 19, 2020

James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. He is the author of the poetry collection The Suicide's Son (Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press… Read More

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“Song of the Imaginary Friend” by George David Clark

By On February 13, 2020

George David Clark’s Reveille (Arkansas) received the 2015 Miller Williams Prize and his recent poems can be found in AGNI, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ecotone, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.… Read More

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ANNOUNCING THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF THE E-VERSE EQUINOX READING SERIES!

By On February 13, 2020

E-Verse Equinox Reading Series is back! I kicked off the first E-Verse Equinox (what I’ll refer to as 1.0) series back in 2011, upstairs at Fergie’s Books, when Larry’s store was still… Read More

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“What Was” by Tamara Oakman

By On February 4, 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 Reads at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City

By On January 29, 2020

Hey, New York, I'll be reading this Sunday for the Carmine Street Metrics series at Otto's Shrunken Head. The event is free and open to the public. Philadelphia poet Luke Stromberg will… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Kathleen Jamie in The Washington Post

By On January 4, 2020

I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathleen Jamie's latest colleciton of essays, Surfacing, for The Washington Post newspaper. … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice by Hegnar Zitlaian Watenpaugh

By On January 3, 2020

Illuminated manuscripts, copied by hand and painstakingly adorned with vibrant colors and gold leaf, predate by centuries Gutenberg’s bible, printed around 1450 using moveable metal type. While such manuscripts are acquired by… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with John Wall Barger at Shakespeare & Co.

By On January 2, 2020

Come out to hear Ernest Hilbert and John Wall Barger read from their latest books at Shakespeare & Co. near Rittenhouse Square. The event is free and open to the public. Stop… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Profiles Collector and Poet Dana Gioia for Fine Books & Collections Magazine

By On January 1, 2020

Many thanks to editor Rebecca Rego Barry at Fine Books & Collections magazine for running my six-page profile of poet and collector Dana Gioia in the new issue. Bob Dylan wound up… Read More

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“Broad and Washington” by Ernest Hilbert

By On December 28, 2019

The BU Literary Society was founded as BU Students for Literary Awareness in the fall of 1997, under the leadership of Jennifer Herron. The group's original members meant to publish a magazine… Read More

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“A Christmas Sonnet (For One In Doubt)” by Edwin Arlington Robinson

By On December 22, 2019

From the publisher: Edwin Arlington Robinson's finely crafted, formal rhythms mirror the tension the poet sees between life's immutable circumstances and humanity's often tragic attempts to exert control. At once dramatic and… Read More

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“Christmas Eve: A Gloss” by David Livwell

By On December 14, 2019

David Livewell grew up in Philadelphia and won the 2012 T.S. Eliot Award for Poetry for Shackamaxon (Truman State University Press). He is now at work on a second collection.… Read More

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“Christmas in Black Rock” by Robert Lowell

By On December 12, 2019

“I do think free will is sewn into everything we do; you can't cross a street, light a cigarette, drop saccharine in your coffee without really doing it. Yet the possible alternatives… Read More

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“Raking” by David Yezzi

By On December 2, 2019

David Yezzi’s latest books of poetry are Birds of the Air and Black Sea (both in the Carnegie Mellon Poets Series). His verse play Schnauzer, produced by The Baltimore Poets Theater in… Read More

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“Other Women Don’t Tell You” by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

By On November 9, 2019

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach emigrated from Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She is the author of The Many Names for Mother, winner the Wick Poetry Prize (Kent… Read More

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“Alchemical Meditation” by Daniel Tobin

By On November 6, 2019

Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems, Where the World is Made (University Press of New England, 1999), Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2004), The Narrows (Four Way… Read More

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“Let it Leak! I’m All Aleak Myself”: Ernest Hilbert Reads from Moby-Dick

By On November 4, 2019

Join us as we read Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby-Dick in its entirety over 25 hours, starting on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. and reading through Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Daniel Tobin at the Library of Christ Church, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Square (NEW ADDRESS FOR READING)

By On November 4, 2019

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“Look Me in the Face Sonnet” by Thomas Devaney

By On November 1, 2019

Thomas Devaney is a poet and the author of You Are the Battery (Black Square Editions, 2019) and Getting to Philadelphia (Hanging Loose Press, 2019). He is the producer and co-director the… Read More

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“The Costume Party” by Juliana Gray

By On October 29, 2019

Juliana Gray is the author of two acclaimed poetry collections and an associate professor of English at Alfred University.… Read More

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“Four Weeks” by Dora Malech

By On October 28, 2019

DORA MALECH is the author of four books of poems, including Stet (Princeton University Press, 2018) and the forthcoming Flourish (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared in publications that… Read More

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“The Walls Speak” by Teow Lim Goh

By On October 26, 2019

Teow Lim Goh is the author of Islanders (Conundrum Press, 2016), a volume of poems on the history of Chinese exclusion at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Her work has been featured… Read More

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“The Trap” by Jon Stallworthy

By On October 25, 2019

Stallworthy started writing poems when he was only seven years old. He was educated at the Dragon School, Rugby School and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate prize. His… Read More