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“Achilles Recounts the Sacrifice of Iphigenia” by Louisa Schnaithmann

By On March 25, 2020

Louisa Schnaithmann is a poet living in the greater Philadelphia area. Her work has been published in Menacing Hedge, Projector Magazine, Rogue Agent, and Voicemail Poems. Her poem “On the Problem of… Read More

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“Fixing Broken Things” by Lynn Levin

By On March 24, 2020

Lynn Levin's most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues, is listed as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her previous collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of… Read More

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“What Was” by Tamara Oakman

By On February 4, 2020

Tamara Oakman, a neo-confessional writer and also English, writing, ESL and humanities professor, has had work appear in such magazines as Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories and Best of Anthology, Mad Poets… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Kathleen Jamie in The Washington Post

By On January 4, 2020

I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathleen Jamie's latest colleciton of essays, Surfacing, for The Washington Post newspaper. … Read More

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“New Year Poem” by Philip Larkin

By On December 31, 2019

"A poetry from which even people who distrust poetry, most people, can take comfort and delight." - X.J. Kennedy … Read More

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

By On December 22, 2019

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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“Office Party” by Phyllis McGinley

By On December 21, 2019

Phyllis McGinley was famous for her light verse and celebration of Suburban, middle class America. She published several books of poetry, including On the Contrary (1934), One More Manhattan (1937), Husbands Are… Read More

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“Christmas Eve: A Gloss” by David Livwell

By On December 14, 2019

David Livewell grew up in Philadelphia and won the 2012 T.S. Eliot Award for Poetry for Shackamaxon (Truman State University Press). He is now at work on a second collection.… Read More

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“Christmas in Black Rock” by Robert Lowell

By On December 12, 2019

“I do think free will is sewn into everything we do; you can't cross a street, light a cigarette, drop saccharine in your coffee without really doing it. Yet the possible alternatives… Read More

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“Other Women Don’t Tell You” by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

By On November 9, 2019

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach emigrated from Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She is the author of The Many Names for Mother, winner the Wick Poetry Prize (Kent… Read More

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“Alchemical Meditation” by Daniel Tobin

By On November 6, 2019

Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems, Where the World is Made (University Press of New England, 1999), Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2004), The Narrows (Four Way… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Daniel Tobin at the Library of Christ Church, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Square (NEW ADDRESS FOR READING)

By On November 4, 2019

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“Look Me in the Face Sonnet” by Thomas Devaney

By On November 1, 2019

Thomas Devaney is a poet and the author of You Are the Battery (Black Square Editions, 2019) and Getting to Philadelphia (Hanging Loose Press, 2019). He is the producer and co-director the… Read More

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“Four Weeks” by Dora Malech

By On October 28, 2019

DORA MALECH is the author of four books of poems, including Stet (Princeton University Press, 2018) and the forthcoming Flourish (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared in publications that… Read More

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“A Vampire in the Age of AIDS” by Frederick Seidel

By On October 28, 2019

"The most frightening American poet ever— phallus-man, hangman of political barbarism— Seidel is the poet the twentieth century deserved." - Calvin Bedient, The Boston Review… Read More

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“The Walls Speak” by Teow Lim Goh

By On October 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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“Halloween” by Chad Abushanab

By On October 18, 2019

Chad Abushanab is the author of The Last Visit (Autumn House Press 2019), which won the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. He is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at Texas… Read More

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“44°41’00.3” N, 68°36’20.3” W” by Summer J. Hart

By On October 11, 2019

Summer J. Hart is an interdisciplinary artist from Maine, living in the Hudson Valley, New York. Her written and visual narratives are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by… Read More

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“Drydock” by Jan Schreiber

By On September 4, 2019

Jan Schreiber was Poet Laureate of Brookline, Massachusetts from 2015 to 2017. His books include Digressions (1970), Wily Apparitions (1992), Bell Buoys (1998), and Peccadilloes (2014), as well as two books of… Read More

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“Ice Cream Trip” by Bernadette McBride

By On August 7, 2019

Bernadette McBride, author of four poetry collections, most recently, Everything Counts (Aldrich Press/Kelsay Books 2019), is poetry editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Pennsylvania county Poet Laureate,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Great Bay Estuary” in The Hopkins Review

By On July 3, 2019

Ernest Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads “My Father’s Dante” at Dead Bards

By On June 27, 2019

Ernest Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One… Read More

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“Menagerie” by Robert Griffith

By On June 24, 2019

Rob Griffith’s latest book is The Devil in the Milk (Kelsay Books, 2017), and his previous book, The Moon from Every Window (David Robert Books, 2011), was nominated for the 2013 Poets’… Read More

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“Hard-Shell Clams” by Marie Ponsot

By On June 16, 2019

"We read such poets because we want to know how a poetic intelligence inhabits the world—or invents it." — William Logan… Read More

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“Live from the Dakota” by Ned Balbo

By On June 6, 2019

Ned Balbo is the author of The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (awarded the Poets’ Prize and the Donald Justice Prize), Lives of the Sleepers (Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord… Read More

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“Ice Cream” by Robert Donohue

By On May 29, 2019

Robert Donohue is a poet and playwright. His poetry has appeared in 2 Bridges Review, IthicaLit, and Better than Starbucks. The Red Harlem Readers gave his verse play, In One Piece (about… Read More

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“piano after war” by Gwendolyn Brooks

By On May 27, 2019

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most beloved and acclaimed American poets of the 20th Century. She was the first black poet to win the Pulitzer Prize, which she received for her collection… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Book Party for Last One Out at the Grolier Club

By On May 15, 2019

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Ernest Hilbert’s latest collection of poems, Last One Out, in the second floor gallery at the fabled Grolier Club in New York City. Hilbert… Read More

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“Ah, Garlic” by Bernadette McBride

By On May 7, 2019

Its felicity’s infused in the preparation as much as in the aroma, its hearty tang on the tongue: the crispy little bulk of it in the palm, the satisfaction in each clove’s… Read More

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“Errant Pastoral” by Amy Lemmon

By On May 2, 2019

Midwestern summers of my youth sprawled, protracted and stifling. How many days did I while away gazing at clouds, at blue sky through green leaves? How many nights longing for something I… Read More