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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


Ernest Hilbert’s “Appeal” Selected as Laureates’ Choice Winner in the 2021 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

By On July 19, 2021

My blank sonnet "Appeal" has been selected as the Laureates' Choice winner in the 2021 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, which is affiliated with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Minnesota. I… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Austin Allen at Otto’s Shrunken Head

By On May 3, 2017

Come on out for a lazy Sunday afternoon Zombie, beer, or coffee and some new poetry at Otto's Shrunken Head, declared one of New York City's best venues for poetry. … 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


“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


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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“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

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“4AM Cab Ride” by Ernest Hilbert

By On October 31, 2013

Ernest Hilbert has written some of the most elegant poems in American literature since the loss of Anthony Hecht. A fascinating blend of the Augustan and romantic (an Augustanism that flirts with… Read More

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“Never Got, and Never Thought” from Nomina by Karen Volkman

By On August 9, 2013

Karen Volkman’s first book, Crash’s Law, was a National Poetry Series selection, published by W.W. Norton in 1996. Her second book, Spar, received the Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2002 James Laughlin… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads from All of You on the Good Earth at the New Jersey Poetry Festival

By On June 5, 2013

Ernest Hilbert Reads "Sunrise with Sea Monsters" and "Cover to Cover" from All of You on the Good Earth at the Tenth Annual New Jersey Poetry Festival, May 19, 2013. … Read More

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Sonnet 24 from “Astrophil and Stella” by Philip Sidney

By On May 14, 2013

Rich fools there be . . . … Read More