Poetry

“Platypus” by Les Murray

By On April 30, 2019

Les Murray, who died yesterday, was one of Australia's leading poets. He was the author of some thirty books of poetry, most recently Collected Poems (2018, Black Inc Publishing), On Bunyah… Read More

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“In a Wooden Building” by Teow Lim Goh

By On April 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 Examiners” by John Whitworth

By On April 22, 2019

John Whitworth, who passed away this weekend, is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently Joy in the Morning (Kelsay, 2016), and the editor of the anthology Making Love… Read More

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“Dyeing the Easter Eggs” by A.E. Stallings

By On April 21, 2019

A.E. Stallings is the author of four books of poetry: Like, which is a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Poetry; Archaic Smile, which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax, which won… Read More

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“The Last Mystery” by Jon Stallworthy

By On April 17, 2019

He knew that coastline—no man better— knew all its rocks and currents, like the veins and knuckles on the brown back of his hand; the leap-frog rollers and tall tons that batter… Read More

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Watch Ernest Hilbert Read at the HOT L Open Poetry Series in Baltimore

By On April 16, 2019

It was a pleasure to read for the HOT L OPEN Baltimore reading series held at Bird in Hand bookstore and cafe on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, on April 14th,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Rachel Uwada Clifford in Baltimore

By On April 11, 2019

Ernest Hilbert and Rachel Uwada Clifford Hosted by The HOT L Poets Series Bird in Hand Charles Village 11 E 33rd Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 Facebook Event Page Rachael Uwada Clifford is… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Bernadette McBride for National Poetry Month

By On April 8, 2019

Ernest Hilbert reads with Bernadette McBride for National Poetry Month Saturday, April 27th, 2PMWhitman Stafford Farmhouse, 315 Maple Avenue, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021Sponsored by the Stratford Public Library The reading takes place… Read More

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Last One Out is Face Out at the London Review Bookshop

By On April 3, 2019

The London Review Bookshop stocks my new book Last One Out. If you live in London, or passing through, stop by the shop at 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, bookshop@lrbbookshop.co.uk, +44… Read More

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“Man on the Moon” by Stephen Edgar

By On April 3, 2019

Stephen Edgar is an Australian poet, editor, and indexer. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, including History of the Day (2009); The Red Sea: New & Selected Poems (2012);… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “We Make Mountains So We May Move Them” in Asheville Poetry Review

By On April 1, 2019

My poem “We Make Mountains So We May Move Them” appears with two others (“West River Notebook” and “In the Hidden Places”) in the fantastic 25th-anniversary issue of the Asheville Poetry Review,… Read More

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“Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

By On April 1, 2019

"America has two great attractions: the skyscraper and the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay." - Thomas Hardy … Read More

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“I Am Waiting” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

By On March 24, 2019

Happy 100th birthday to Lawrence Ferlinghetti! Ferlinghetti is best known as the author of the 1958 poetry collection A Coney Island of the Mind, which has sold over a million copies, and… Read More

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The Rumpus Features Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Caligulan” in “The Last Poem I Loved Series”

By On March 22, 2019

The Rumpus series The Last Poem I Loved series featured Ernest Hilbert’s poem “Caligulan” as its latest installment: Hilbert’s book, Caligulan (Measure Press, 2015), came out a year before the last presidential… Read More

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“Chosen by the Lion” by Linda Gregg

By On March 20, 2019

Linda Gregg passed away on March 19, 2019. She was the author of several books of poetry, including Too Bright to See (Graywolf Press, 1981), Alma (Random House, 1985), Things and Flesh (Graywolf… Read More

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Listen to Ernest Hilbert Read from Last One Out at the Rosenbach Museum & Library

By On March 18, 2019

On the Eve of the Ides of March, 2019, Ernest Hilbert read from his book Last One Out for the first time during an event at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in… Read More

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“Donal Óg” by Lady Augusta Gregory

By On March 17, 2019

Read an anonymous eighth-century Irish poem translated into English and watch a clip of Sean McClory reciting the poem from John Huston's 1987 film The Dead. … Read More

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“For a Coming Extinction” by W.S. Merwin

By On March 15, 2019

W.S. Merwin, who passed away at his home in Hawaii on March 15, 2019, was one of the most highly regarded poets in the United States. In his long career, he published… Read More

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“Reading James Baldwin on My Lunch Hour” by Brooke Palma

By On February 27, 2019

Brooke Palma grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania. An office manager by day and poet by night, she has been published in The Mad Poets’ Review,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Publication Party for His New Book Last One Out at The Rosenbach

By On February 25, 2019

Join us for a conversation with Ernest Hilbert about his new book of poems, Last One Out. This new volume traces the poet’s life from childhood memories of his father, both elegiac… Read More

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“A Butt” by Adam Crothers

By On February 25, 2019

Adam Crothers was born in Belfast in 1984, and works in a library in Cambridge. His first collection of poems, Several Deer (Carcanet, 2016), won the 2017 Shine/Strong Poetry Award and the… Read More

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“Colossus, also called The Upside (Manic Phase)” by Rick Mullin

By On February 20, 2019

Heart like a bee hive, mind like a Kasai pagoda, I am Theodore Roosevelt in a Marcus Aurelius onesie, built for the long game, coming any minute over a hill near you.… Read More

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“Song: To Celia” by Ben Jonson

By On February 14, 2019

Drink to me only with thine eyes,          And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup,          And I’ll not look for wine. The thirst that… Read More

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“On the Flood Plain” by Edward Clarke

By On February 13, 2019

Those things you fear, they have already happened,          Inside my contemplative soul, Which left its bed, and came downstairs, to calm          Something I thought… Read More

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“A Flock Made Flesh” by Daniel Klawitter

By On February 12, 2019

Among other things, Daniel Klawitter has been an actor, a labor rights activist, the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain, and a poetry book reviewer for NewPages.com. His… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads for a Northeast Regional Best American Poetry Launch

By On January 30, 2019

I’ll be reading this coming Wednesday, February 6th, at Villanova University for a regional launch of the Best American Poetry 2018 anthology. The official verbiage follows. Hope to see you there! Celebrating… Read More

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Listen to Christopher LaRosa’s Musical Setting of Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Kite”

By On January 24, 2019

In 2016, Sara Wilkins commissioned composer Christopher LaRosa to write a piece for cello and voice. He selected Ernest Hilbert’s poem “Kite” for the text. The piece has been performed several times,… Read More

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“University Hospital, Boston” by Mary Oliver

By On January 17, 2019

"Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries… Read More

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John Wall Barger’s Poem “Ash Baptism” Appears in the Latest Installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On January 16, 2019

John Wall Barger’s disturbing poem “Ash Baptism” appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply follow the instructions below.   Step one: Download… Read More

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“Youth Becoming” by Terese Coe

By On January 14, 2019

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Agenda, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Hopkins Review, The Moth, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Review, The Stinging Fly, Threepenny Review, and… Read More