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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

Come on out!… Read More

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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

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From the Vault! “His Eyes Blazed with a Sort of Demonaic Fury, and He Suddenly Made a Grab at My Throat”: Top Five Vampires

By On October 21, 2019

Thanks to everyone who helped with this list. "Children of the night. What music they make."… Read More

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Quincy R. Lehr’s Poem “Getting Worse with Bigger Dicks”Appears in the Latest Installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On October 20, 2019

Quincy R. Lehr's frantic poem of modern angst and ennui, “Getting Worse with Bigger Dicks” appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply… Read More

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“Halloween Pants” by Laura Spagnoli

By On October 20, 2019

Laura Spagnoli is the author of the chapbook My Dazzledent Days (ixnay press). Her poems have appeared in various places, including Jupiter 88, ONandOnScreen, and Apiary, and her story “A Cut Above”… Read More

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“44°41’00.3” N, 68°36’20.3” W” by Summer J. Hart

By On October 11, 2019

Summer J. Hart is an interdisciplinary artist from Maine, living in the Hudson Valley, New York. Her written and visual narratives are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by… Read More

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“Café Kabul” by Christopher Bernard

By On October 10, 2019

Christopher Bernard has published two collections of poetry, The Rose Shipwreck: Poems and Photographs and Chien Lunatique, with a third one coming in 2020: The Socialist's Garden of Verses. His novels include… Read More

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“Hilbert’s Poems are Thick with Frameworks, References, and Dense Barbed Lines Which Demand Rereading”: Last One Out Reviewed in Literary Matters

By On September 30, 2019

"Ernest Hilbert has an enviable ability to speak about contemporary America as if his words were washed in the blood of Achaean soldiers. Hilbert, speaking to the violence underlying human nature, sees… Read More

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“Drink, Ye Harpooneers!” Ernest Hilbert Rows in the Whaleboat for Team Rosenbach in the Walnut2Walnut Challenge

By On September 18, 2019

"Drink, ye harpooneers! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat’s bow !" - Moby-Dick, chapter 36, "The Quarter-Deck"… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads from Last One Out at the Melvin Peterson Gallery

By On September 18, 2019

I'll be shipping out to Indiana to read from my latest book at the University of Evansville. I'll be at the Melvin Peterson Gallery at 4PM, Thursday, September 19th. If you're in… Read More

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“The Current Poor” by Jim Harrison

By On September 12, 2019

The rich are giving the poor bright-colored balloons, a dollar a gross, also bandages, and leftover Mercurochrome from the fifties. It is an autumn equinox and full moon present, an event when… Read More

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“Gimpel the Adjunct” by Ned Balbo

By On September 10, 2019

Ned Balbo is the author of The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (awarded the Poets’ Prize and the Donald Justice Prize), Lives of the Sleepers (Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord… Read More

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“Drydock” by Jan Schreiber

By On September 4, 2019

Jan Schreiber was Poet Laureate of Brookline, Massachusetts from 2015 to 2017. His books include Digressions (1970), Wily Apparitions (1992), Bell Buoys (1998), and Peccadilloes (2014), as well as two books of… Read More