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Books Read or Reread by Ernest Hilbert in 2016

By On December 28, 2016

One thing I’ve learned about fatherhood is that the number of books one will have time to read in a given year plummets precipitously. Nonetheless, I managed a few.   George Saintsbury,… Read More


“An honest volume for dishonest times”: Caligulan as Not-Half-Bad Christmas Present

By On December 10, 2016

I'd be remiss if I didn't make at least a small seasonal push for my latest book Caligulan.… Read More


Ernest Hilbert with Dawn Manning and Luke Stromberg at the Pen and Pencil Club

By On December 1, 2016

Since the birth of our son Ian in December, I haven't managed to get out to do very many readings. In fact, I've only managed two, the Hoboken Historical Museum and Colorado… Read More


“Poem Begun on the Autumn Equinox” by Ernest Hilbert

By On September 22, 2016

"The American lyric rendered in these poems follows Coleridge’s description of the sonnet as 'adapted to the state of a man violently agitated by a real passion.' Hilbert’s passion here is… Read More


The Tiny Viking Drinking Horn of Ernest Hilbert the Rooster!

By On August 22, 2016

As noted here in years past, there is, in fact, a venerable warlord rooster named Ernest Hilbert, who keeps watch over his realm and his harem in Massachusetts. He was named for… Read More


“My Father’s Dante” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 16, 2016

"Ernest Hilbert is known for the sonnet, and rightfully so. In Caligulan, he doesn’t so much break free of that but makes it clear that whatever he does, whether with subject, verse… Read More


“Light Illumined” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 11, 2016

"As anti-pastoral as Hilbert can be, he shares Robert Frost’s commitment to describing impressions as precisely as possible, which may offer, as it did Robert Frost, a 'momentary stay against confusion,' even… Read More


Caligulan Lands in London and London Takes a Bite Out of It

By On July 28, 2016

Through the kind ministrations of noted bookseller and celebrated poet John Clegg, the London Review Bookshop (LRB) in London is now plentifully stocked with copies of my latest venture, Caligulan. … Read More


“Summer Scream” by Ernest Hilbert in the New Issue of Per Contra

By On June 29, 2016

My light-hearted summer "horror" poem "Summer Scream" appears in the new issue of Per Contra, an international journal of the arts, literature, and ideas.… Read More


Images of The Book Collector, a New Opera by Composer Stella Sung and Librettist Ernest Hilbert

By On June 28, 2016

Until now, I've only been able to share images taken on cell phones and smaller cameras, which you may have seen here. I've finally received some of the professional photographs taken of… Read More


Desk Copies of Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan are Available for University Professors and Instructors

By On March 7, 2016

If you teach a course in contemporary American poetry and you'd like to try something new, consider requesting a desk copy of my latest book, Caligulan, from Measure Press. … Read More


Janelle Reyes Reads Ernest Hilbert’s “Domestic Situation” from Sixty Sonnets

By On February 26, 2016

Janelle Reyes from Capital Christian High School performs "Domestic Situation" by Ernest Hilbert at Poetry Out Loud 2016.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Recent Publications and Other News February and March 2016

By On February 17, 2016

A quick update on some recent activity in the realms of poetry and opera for the edification of those who do not follow me on Facebook or Twitter.… Read More


Ernest Hilbert Immortalized as an Ink Puddle Comic, At Last!

By On December 6, 2015

It's no secret that I'm a fan of comics and, ahem, graphic novels. In particular, I've been a fan of Ink Puddle Comics for some time, particularly the Devil and Mr. Gandhi series.… Read More


Classic Horror Tales, with an Introduction by Ernest Hilbert

By On December 2, 2015

I finally managed to obtain a copy of the horror anthology for which I supplied the introduction (9,000 words), which was issued in October for Halloween. It seems the publisher is angling… Read More


The Book Collector: A New Opera by Stella Sung and Librettist Ernest Hilbert

By On November 30, 2015

Have a look at the new postcard for The Book Collector, read the synopsis, and watch some videos of the making of our last opera, Red Silk Thread: An Epic Tale of… Read More



By On September 30, 2015

Ernest Hilbert's third collection of poetry, Caligulan, is now available for sale. … Read More


New York Book Launch for Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan and Quincy Lehr’s Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar!

By On September 4, 2015

Come out to help celebrate two new books of poetry from Measure Press, Ernest Hilbert's Caligulan and Quincy Lehr's Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar… Read More


Philadelphia Book Launch Party for Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan and Quincy Lehr’s Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar

By On September 1, 2015

Come out to help celebrate two new books of poetry from Measure Press, Ernest Hilbert's Caligulan and Quincy Lehr's Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar!… Read More


Recent Publications and Radio Appearances by Ernest Hilbert

By On July 31, 2015

Here's a brief post to advertise some things I've been doing lately. What better time to do a roundup than in the very doldrums of summer? Stay cool, if you can, and… Read More

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“Kite” by Ernest Hilbert (with Audio)

By On July 2, 2015

"The comparisons to Lowell are just . . . What’s so attractive [in All of You on the Good Earth] is the colloquial nonchalance that transpires within the formal decorum. It’s quirkier,… Read More


“The Gelding” by Ernest Hilbert (with Audio)

By On June 16, 2015

"Tough-minded and precise, Ernest Hilbert’s lyrics, like his old mirror left out at the curb, turn an unflinching gaze on pieces of inner and outer landscapes we often push to the periphery.… Read More


Ernest Hilbert with Brian Heston and Therese Halcheid

By On May 12, 2015

A Sunday Evening of Poetry with Ernest Hilbert, Brian Heston, and Therese Halchied Sunday, May 24, 7:30PM Tattooed Mom… Read More


“Dominion of the Parthians” by Ernest Hilbert

By On April 21, 2015

Ernest Hilbert received his doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, where he edited the Oxford Quarterly and studied with Jon Stallworthy—biographer of Wilfred Owen and Louis MacNeice and editor of the… Read More


“Day in the Park” by Ernest Hilbert in the Best of the Asheville Poetry Review, 1994-2014 (with Audio!)

By On March 14, 2015

So nice to appear in such fine company, Borges and Boland, Niedecker and Oppen, Neruda and Patricia Smith, Gary Snyder and Alicia E Stallings, Billy Collins and Maryann Corbett, Michael Harper and… Read More


“Portrait of a Stranger in Mt. Moriah Cemetery” by Ernest Hilbert in the New Issue of the Battersea Review

By On January 16, 2015

The new issue of The Battersea Review is packed with all sorts of great things: Robert Archambeau reviews T.S. Eliot's Letters Vol. I; Saskia Hamilton reviews T.S. Eliot's Letters Vol. II;… Read More

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“Mineral Point” by Ernest Hilbert in the New Issue of Yale Review

By On January 7, 2015

Like Yale’s schools of music, drama, and architecture, like its libraries and art galleries, The Yale Review has helped give the University its leading place in American education. In a land of… Read More


Ernest Hilbert Reads with Daniel Tobin at the Cambridge Public Library

By On November 12, 2014

Ernest Hilbert Reads with Daniel Tobin, Thursday, November 13th at 6:30PM, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, Hosted by Daniel Wuenschel, introductions by Bill Coyle… Read More


Jonathan Creasy Interviews Ernest Hilbert for New Dublin Press, Part One, Plus a New Poem, “Caligulan,” with Audio

By On September 16, 2014

Jonathan Creasy, an editor at New Dublin Press, conducted a comprehensive, long-form interview with me over the course of several months. The first installment has been published, along with a new poem,… Read More


“You’ve Just Got To Face the Ugly Realities Of It”: Ernest Hilbert Interviewed by Ken Michaels on NPR-Affiliate WDIY 80.1

By On May 1, 2014

Last April, radio personality Ken Michaels interviewed me for his arts program "Musings" on NPR-Affiliate WDIY 80.1FM Allentown/Bethlehem. We talked about All of You on the Good Earth, influences, inspirations, music, and… Read More