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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns with an Evening of Poetry in Translation, Featuring Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Ryan Wilson

By On June 21, 2022

Please join us for an evening of poetry and short fiction by Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Ryan Wilson, upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, hosted by Philly-favorite, poet John Wall Barger, and series creator, Ernest… Read More

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“The Really Marvellous Exhibition of Cynanthropy”: Watch Ernest Hilbert and Others Read at Bloomsday

By On June 17, 2022

679–747) at the Rosenbach Museum & Library's annual Bloomsday, now back for the first time in three years, and what a smashing success it was. You can watch the whole day's readings… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads from the “Cyclops” Chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Rosenbach Library’s Annual Bloomsday

By On June 1, 2022

The Rosenbach Library & Museum's famed Bloomsday is back in person this year, just in time for the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's daunting, celebrated, challenging, and exhilarating modernist masterpiece Ulysses. I… Read More

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“Memorial Rain” by Archibald MacLeish

By On May 30, 2022

Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, journalist, public servant, and professor. He attended Yale University and enlisted for action in World War I. MacLeish later attended Harvard Law School and practiced law… Read More

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“Grease Monkey” by Joshua Eric Williams

By On May 20, 2022

Joshua Eric Williams is a disabled veteran, poet, and nature writer from Carrollton, GA . He won the 2014 Eclectic Poetry Award, and his haiku collection, The Strangest Conversation, was an honorable… Read More

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“Alchemericana” by Ernest Hilbert

By On April 28, 2022

My poem "Alchemericana" appears alongside another of my poems, "Little Cause," in the latest issue of THINK magazine, Winter/Spring 2022, volume 12.1. … Read More

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“Carmel Point” by Robinson Jeffers

By On April 22, 2022

A classic poem from Robinson Jeffers for Earth Day. … Read More

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

By On April 17, 2022

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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“I Have A Vast Traumatic Eye” by Tennessee Williams

By On April 8, 2022

Tennessee Williams is recognized as one of the most important American playwrights of the 20th Century. He is the author of such classics as A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a… Read More

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“In Paradisum” by Ernest Hilbert Appears in Philadephia Stories Magazine

By On March 25, 2022

My poem “In Paradisum,” which will appear next year in my book Storm Swimmer, appears in the Winter 2022 issue of Philadelphia Stories magazine, available at dozens of cafes, bookstores, and libraries… Read More

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“In the Future” by Anton Yakovlev

By On March 9, 2022

Anton Yakovlev’s latest chapbook Chronos Dines Alone, winner of the 2018 James Tate Poetry Prize, was published by SurVision Books. The Last Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry… Read More

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“Here on Earth” by Chad Abushanab

By On March 2, 2022

"Abushanab has hit the nerve and left it vibrating because poetry is just a theory, a set of equations, until it’s touched by the bravest writers, like this poet who coordinates ideas… Read More

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“Ode to Almost-Silence” by Marjorie Maddox

By On March 2, 2022

Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published thirteen collections of poetry, including Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (Yellowglen Prize), Begin with a Question (Paraclete), and Heart Speaks,… Read More

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“The Wedding Gown” by Alexis Sears

By On February 27, 2022

Alexis Sears is the author of Out of Order, winner of the 2021 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. David Yezzi writes of the book that “her poems draw blood. It’s hard to think… Read More

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“Pandemical #11” by Charlotte Innes

By On February 24, 2022

Charlotte Innes is the author of the chapbook, Twenty Pandemicals (Kelsay Books, 2021) and Descanso Drive, a book of poems, also from Kelsay Books. Her poems have appeared in The Hudson Review,… Read More

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“On Realizing Poison’s ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ Has the Same Chords as the Replacements’ ‘Here Comes a Regular'” by Daniel Nester

By On February 23, 2022

Daniel Nester is the author of Harsh Realm: My 1990s, set to be published by Indolent Books in 2022. His previous books include Shader, How to Be Inappropriate, and The Incredible Sestina… Read More

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“Moon Over Indianapolis” by Katy Giebenhain

By On February 22, 2022

Katy Giebenhain is a poet advocating for access to essential medicines. She is the author of Sharps Cabaret (Mercer University Press), winner of the Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry.… Read More

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All-Star Lineup for E-Verse Equinox AWP Reading at UArts!

By On February 21, 2022

-Verse Equinox reading series has teamed up with Baltimore's HOT L reading series for an AWP blowout at the University of the Arts, featuring a star-studded cast of readers and no fewer… Read More

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“Love” by Billy Collins

By On February 14, 2022

Billy Collins is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels,… Read More

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“State Finals” by Sunil Iyengar

By On January 31, 2022

The poems in Sunil Iyengar’s A Call from the Shallows—classical motifs fixed in contemporary language—display an elegance rarely encountered in an era of professionalized, informal verse, as when his “roses in bloom,… Read More

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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