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Ernest Hilbert’s Storm Swimmer Selected by Rowan Ricardo Phillips as Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

By On January 18, 2022

It is with considerable delight that I announce that my manuscript for a collection titled Storm Swimmer was selected by Rowan Ricardo Phillips as winner of this year's Vassar Miller Prize in… Read More

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“Rare Species” by J.D. Smith

By On January 12, 2022

J.D. Smith has published two collections of poetry in 2021: the light verse collection Catalogs for Food Lovers and the free verse collection Glenn Danzig Carries Cat Litter. His first fiction collection,… Read More

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“Autumn Day” by Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Ryan Wilson

By On January 10, 2022

Ryan Wilson is the author of The Stranger World, winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, and How to Think Like a Poet, and he is co-editor, along with April Linder, of the forthcoming… Read More

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Free Caligulan Tour Shirts

By On January 3, 2022

We have unearthed a long-rumored cache of Caligulan tour shirts (created for my third book) deep in the basement. If you'd like one, please message me directly. I'm happy to send as… Read More

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“New Year’s Eve” by Luke Stromberg

By On December 31, 2021

Luke Stromberg's work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New Criterion, The Hopkins Review, The Dark Horse, The Raintown Review, Think Journal, and several other venues. He works as an adjunct… Read More

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“After Learning of the Death of a Roommate I Hadn’t Seen in Forty Years” by David Sanders

By On December 29, 2021

avid Sanders is the author of two poetry collections from Swallow Press, Compass and Clock and Bread of the Moment. For twenty years he was the general editor of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, and he… Read More

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“The House of Christmas” by G.K. Chesterton

By On December 24, 2021

G. K. Chesterton was one of the most beloved and prolific authors of the twentieth century. He wrote dozens of popular books on a variety of topics and thousands of essays. His… Read More

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“In Love and War” by Ashley Anna McHugh

By On December 21, 2021

Ashley Anna McHugh won the New Criterion Poetry Prize with her debut collection, Into These Knots. Poems from her new manuscript, How to Burn, have most recently appeared in PN Review, Literary… Read More

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“The Wise Men” by Edgar Bowers

By On December 10, 2021

"Declared one of the 20th century’s masters by Harold Bloom, Bowers published five books of poetry in his lifetime: Collected Poems (1997); For Louis Pasteur (1990), which won the Bollingen Prize; Witnesses… Read More

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“Christmas” by John Betjeman

By On December 10, 2021

"So far from being the laureate of a few private fads, Betjeman goes further than anyone else towards summarising 'Dear old, bloody old England. Of telegraph poles and tin' simply because no… Read More

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

By On December 8, 2021

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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“The Cultivation of Christmas Trees” by T. S. Eliot

By On December 7, 2021

In Eliot's poem, "the memories of childhood Christmases are kept alive through the experience of age and weariness, both the beginning and end of life coming together in the fear and love… Read More

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“Model-Train Display at Christmas in a Shopping Mall Food Court” by James Arthur

By On December 5, 2021

mes 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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“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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“Beginning with a Line Overheard in Chicago” by J.D. Smith

By On November 4, 2021

J.D. Smith has published two collections of poetry in 2021: the light verse collection Catalogs for Food Lovers and the free verse collection Glenn Danzig Carries Cat Litter. His first fiction collection,… Read More

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“This Living Hand” by John Keats

By On October 31, 2021

"There is a quality in Keats more clearly present than in any other poet since Shakespeare. This is the gift of tragic acceptance, which persuades us that Keats was the least solipsistic… Read More

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“Dusk in Autumn” by Sara Teasdale

By On October 31, 2021

Sara Teasdale is the author of seven collections of poetry and was a critical and commercial success in the early 20th century. In 1918, her book Love Songs won the first Columbia… Read More

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“The Lost Wine” by Paul Valéry (Translated by Jan Schreiber)

By On October 28, 2021

an Schreiber is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in books and periodicals in the United States, Canada, and the UK over several decades. His collection of translations of Valéry,… 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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“Those Boys” by John Wall Barger

By On September 30, 2021

John Wall Barger is a contract editor at Frontenac House; former editor at Painted Bride Quarterly; essayist and book reviewer in Kenyon Review Online, Poetry Northwest, Rain Taxi, Literary Matters, and others.… 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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“Going Mad Under Kansas” by Anne-Adele Wight

By On September 23, 2021

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of An Internet of Containment, The Age of Greenhouses, Opera House Arterial, and Sidestep Catapult, all from BlazeVOX Books. She has read extensively in the United States… Read More

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“To One Who Asked, ‘What Is a Melody?’ ” by Claudia Gary

By On September 22, 2021

Claudia Gary lives near Washington DC and teaches workshops on Villanelle, Sonnet, Natural Meter, Poetry vs. Trauma, and the science of poetry at writer.org, currently via teleconference. Author of Humor Me (2006), and of… 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