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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns with Airea D. Matthews, Timothy Donnelly, and Matthew Buckley Smith

By On February 9, 2024

Join us for an evening of poetry with Airea D. Matthews, Timothy Donnelly, and Matthew Buckley Smith upstairs at Fergie’s Pub (thanks, Fergie), hosted by Spencer Short and Ernest Hilbert.… Read More

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“Tlaloc” by Elijah Perseus Blumov

By On January 12, 2024

Elijah Perseus Blumov is a poet and the host of the poetry analysis podcast Versecraft, produced in partnership with the Ohio Poetry Association. His work has been published or is forthcoming in… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert to Judge the WCU Spencer Poetry Awards

By On November 27, 2023

I've been invited to judge a group of prizes at West Chester University's Poetry Center. This includes the Wil Mills Chapbook Award and several undergraduate awards for haiku, sonnet, villanelle, and Spanish… Read More

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Storm Swimmer Reviewed in The Hudson Review

By On November 14, 2023

My book Storm Swimmer is reviewed in the new issue of the The Hudson Review, Volume LXXVI, Autumn 2023. It looks to be a fantastic issue all around, as usual. … Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Returns with Paul Muldoon, Courtney Sender, and Patricia Davis-Muffett

By On October 24, 2023

Join us for an evening of poetry with Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon with short-story author Courtney Sender (from Boston), and poet Patricia Davis-Muffett (from Washington, DC) upstairs at Fergie’s Pub (thanks, Fergie),… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears on Sleerickets Podcast to Talk about Poetry Book Designs

By On September 15, 2023

Matthew Buckley Smith invited me onto his highly diverting and enjoyable poetry podcast Sleerickets to talk about poetry book design and much else besides. He's moved some of our two hour talk… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert on Rattlecast: “You’re in an Element Much More Powerful than You Are”

By On July 24, 2023

I was invited onto Tim Green's Rattlecast, a livestreaming poetry reading and podcast series, to talk about my new book, Storm Swimmer. I appear from the 1:14 mark until 1:35. During the… Read More

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“Pelagic” from Storm Swimmer, with Audio

By On July 19, 2023

"Pelagic" first appeared in Hopkins Review, Volume 13, Number 2, Spring 2020. It appears in the book Storm Swimmer.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Wins the Meringoff Award for Poetry

By On May 25, 2023

Ernest Hilbert won the annual Meringhoff Writing Award for Poetry given out by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Garrett Hongo was also a recipient of the poetry award this… Read More

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The Final Decree: Ernest Hilbert’s Thrash Metal Band, Judgement, Gets the Deluxe Reissue Treatment from Thrashback Records

By On May 24, 2023

Yes, I was in a heavy metal band called Judgement, a hardcore thrash band, to be precise, in the late 1980s and early 90s, on bass, writing songs and lyrics as well… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Book Storm Swimmer in the Washington Post Book Club Newsletter

By On May 5, 2023

This weekend's Washington Post Book Club Newsletter has much to say about banned books, Bridgerton, Tom Hanks, book to prepare for the coronation, and more, but they also make room for my… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Storm Swimmer Reviewed in The Spectator

By On May 3, 2023

My latest book, Storm Swimmer, is reviewed in the May issue of The Spectator, World edition. They are unimpressed by the new Lana Del Rey (still, I have two copies of the… Read More

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Listen to a Podcast on Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Last Rites”

By On March 24, 2023

A podcast called Versecraft, by a young bookseller and poet named Elijah Perseus Blumov, analyzes one poem per episode, line by line, word for word, at times, to explain how it works… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns with Andrew Hallman, Courtney Bambrick, and George Elliott Clarke!

By On March 6, 2023

Join us for an evening of poetry and short fiction by novelist Andy Hallman, poet Courtney Bambrick, and all the way from Canada George Elliott Clarke, upstairs at Fergie’s Pub (thanks, Fergie),… Read More

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Two Poems by Ernest Hilbert in the Bennington Review

By On February 26, 2023

Two of my poems appear in the new issue of The Bennington Review, "My Autocorrect Always Changes Poems to Problems" and "Salvaging." … Read More

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Join Us for the Philly Launch of Ernest Hilbert’s New Book Storm Swimmer

By On February 21, 2023

Join us for the Philly launch of Ernest Hilbert’s New Book Storm Swimmer hosted by John Wall Barger, featuring special guests David Hale Sylvester and April Lindner… Read More

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Alfred Nicol Translates Julien Vocance’s One Hundred Visions of War from the French

By On February 13, 2023

“Don’t miss reading Julien Vocance’s One Hundred Visions of War, marvelously translated by Alfred Nicol. Drawing from the brevity of traditional Japanese haiku, Vocance’s fascinat- ing French haï-kaï bear witness to the horrors of war… Read More

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Storm Swimmer by Ernest Hilbert Available for Pre-Order

By On February 10, 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 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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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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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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“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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“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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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