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“Ladies in Hades,” “I Battled a Giant Otter,” and Other Classic Pulp Covers

By On August 9, 2011

Thanks to Patrick for sending this one our way. … Read More


Instructors, Instigators, Professors, Prophets: Request an Exam Copy of the New Penguin Poetry: A Pocket Anthology

By On February 26, 2011

If you teach a course in poetry, you may request an exam copy of the latest edition of Penguin's Poetry: A Pocket Anthology. … Read More


“Ful longe were his legos and ful len”: Lego Poets!

By On February 17, 2011

We've honored our rock stars with Legos (remember Lego Metallica?), so now it's time for the poets. Thanks to E-Verser Cynthia for sending this in. … Read More


“What Kittens Teach Us About Derivatives”: Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

By On February 16, 2011

I'll admit it: I'm a fan of best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, who inscribed a copy of Outliers to me (as an "outlier") that he gave to my wife to deliver to me.… Read More


Revolutionary Technology: The Book

By On February 15, 2011

Thanks to E-Verser Cynthia for sending this one in. … Read More


“The Riveting 32 Pages of the Life of Paris Hilton”: Awful Library Books

By On February 4, 2011

Over a quarter of a million new book titles were published last year in the US alone. How many of these are wonderful gems? It's difficult to know, but word-of-mouth and the… Read More


Jon Stone, Kirsten Irving, and Dr. Fulminare’s Questionable Arts Proudly Present Sidekick Books

By On January 25, 2011

Daring and dashing young English poet Jon Stone publishes a series of delightful small anthologies featuring the finest in new British poetry, including Coin Opera, "a micro-anthology of short poems inspired by… Read More


Books Read or Reread in 2010

By On December 29, 2010

As usual, I didn't get to a fraction of the books I'd hoped to read this year. I can always hope that next year I'll find a bit more time to spend… Read More


Release Party for Timothy Donnelly’s The Cloud Corporation at A Public Space

By On December 13, 2010

Watch a short video featuring clips for Timothy Donnelly's book launch party in Brooklyn. … Read More


Confessions of a Book Fiend

By On November 29, 2010

Some call it the gentle madness. Others bibliomania. Some call it chronic bookishness. I'm a book worm, and I know some of you are too. Here's a fun look at this often… Read More


Bauman “Really” Rare Books?

By On October 22, 2010

On the back page of their latest issue, the guys over at Esquire (my favorite magazine) offer this light-hearted send-up of the famous full-page Bauman Rare Books New York Times ads. Thanks!… Read More


“Don’t Drink and Write at the Same Time”: Richard Ford’s Top Ten Tips for Writers, Courtesy of the National Post

By On October 21, 2010

The tough-guy author of The Sportswriter and Independence Day dispenses some writerly wisdom.… Read More


Top Five Social Networking Websites for Book Nerds

By On September 27, 2010

Some might be tempted to blame the internet for the decline of book culture, but we here at E-Verse believe that it actually helps readers find like-minded communities and hard-to-find books. Bethany… Read More


Flying Off the Screen: Observations from the Golden Age of the American Video Game Arcade

By On September 19, 2010

In the fall of 2007 I posted this light-hearted memoir of my youth misspent in video game arcades, from the book Gamers. I came across it recently and reread it for the… Read More


“50 Book Spoilers in 4 Minutes” by Professional Spoilers the Fine Brothers

By On September 8, 2010

OK, E-Versers, be warned. You've probably read all of these books, but in case you haven't the plot will be revealed in under three seconds (per book). … Read More


Ernest Hilbert interviews novelist Jennifer Egan about her book Look at Me

By On July 8, 2010

Jennifer Egan’s new book A Visit from the Goon Squad is reviewed on the cover of this week’s New York Times Book Review. Here’s an interview I conducted with Ms. Egan back… Read More


Priceless John Berryman Interview Footage

By On May 4, 2010

This interview took place on October 8, 1970. On January 7, 1972, John Berryman jumped from the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 57.  … Read More


Helen Vendler and Jim Cuno discuss poet Robert Lowell

By On April 25, 2010

 Helen Vendler, Harvard University, spoke briefly with Art Institute director Jim Cuno about Modernist poetry before her lecture Robert Lowell and the Modern Legacy on October 22, 2009. Click here to listen… Read More


“How a Book is Made”: 1947 video from Encyclopedia Britannica

By On April 20, 2010

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Looking for some good short fiction? Look no more!

By On April 19, 2010

I was out in Los Angeles last weekend to give a reading with Tim Green at the Ruskin Arts Club. While there, I hit a few classic LA spots, like the Rainbow… Read More


Ernest Hilbert with Jill Alexander Essbaum at West Chester Poets House

By On March 23, 2010

West Chester Poets House Presents Ernest Hilbert with Jill Alexander Essbaum Wednesday, March 24th 823 S. High Street Poets House, West Chester University West Chester, PA 19383 610-436-3235 FREE “Few poets’… Read More

100 Cool Novels

E-Verse Top 100 Cool Novels #78: A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway, 1929

By On March 18, 2010

A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway, 1929. It is very possible that Ernest Hemingway’s true métier was the short story, a form in which he excelled. In fact, In Our Time went… Read More


E-Verse Presents the Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World: Buenos Aires’s Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid

By On March 15, 2010

What would Argentinian visionary author Jorge Luis Borges have made of a concert hall and theater transformed into a glamorous bookstore? And what a place to do a reading. Imagine reading from… Read More

100 Cool Novels

E-Verse Top 100 Cool Novels #79: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, 1922

By On March 5, 2010

Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis, 1922. It’s rare that a novel or one of its characters enters everyday language. Most people can identify Captain Ahab or Hester Prynne, and their circumstances or personalities may… Read More

100 Cool Novels

E-Verse Top 100 Cool Novels #80: A Fan’s Notes, Frederick Exley, 1968

By On February 24, 2010

E-Verse Top 100 Cool Novels #80: A Fan’s Notes, Frederick Exley, 1968. This fictional memoir is as breathless and manic as its author surely was when couch-surfing his way across Eisenhower’s America,… Read More


Top Five Books Recently Published by Dead Authors

By On January 18, 2010

5. This is Walter by David Foster Wallace   4. Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut   3. The Suicide Run by William Styron 2. My Father’s Tears and Other Stories… Read More


Books Read or Reread for Reasons of Nostalgia by Ernest Hilbert in 2009

By On January 10, 2010

Here’s my roundup of books read in the last year. It should be immediately apparent that I have no organizational principle whatsoever. I simply grab whatever catches my eye and read it.… Read More


“A voucher system based on mutual fear”: Daniel Nester Interviewed at Bookslut

By On January 9, 2010

“When I think about all the effort I put into writing poems, being a poet, reading contemporary poetry, it just makes me sick. These days, if I read a poem now of… Read More


Ernest Hilbert’s Aim Your Arrows at the Sun Makes at Least One Annual Reading List

By On January 9, 2010

I was delighted to find myself included in this excellent list of books read in 2009 by the host of the blog Scan the list. I’ll post my list of books… Read More


Copies of Ernest Hilbert’s Aim Your Arrows at the Sun Still Available

By On January 6, 2010

I’ve been told that some readers did not understand how to order my limited edition chapbook Aim Your Arrows at the Sun. I understand entirely. It is not a commercially published book,… Read More