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“Thanksgiving” by Kenneth Koch

By On November 25, 2021

"The funniest serious poet we have." - David Lehman… Read More

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Join Us at Fergie’s Pub to Celebrate the Publication of John Wall Barger’s New Book, Resurrection Fail, with an All-Star Cast of Readers

By On November 15, 2021

Come on out to Fergie's Pub to help celebrate the publication of E-Verse Equinox host John Wall Barger's latest book, Resurrection Fail, featuring an all-star cast of readers, hosted by the dashing… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Welcomes Eduardo C. Corral, Spencer Short, and Cameron MacKenzie for Our Winter Event at Fergie’s Pub

By On November 15, 2021

Please join us for an evening of poetry by Eduardo C. Corral, Spencer Short, and Cameron MacKenzie upstairs at Fergie's Pub. … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads at the George F. Tyler Mansion in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

By On November 5, 2021

I was pleased to be invited to take part in the selection process for this year's Bucks County Poet Laureate competition alongside guest judge Maggie Smith. I will read with this year's… Read More

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“Beginning with a Line Overheard in Chicago” by J.D. Smith

By On November 4, 2021

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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“This Living Hand” by John Keats

By On October 31, 2021

"There is a quality in Keats more clearly present than in any other poet since Shakespeare. This is the gift of tragic acceptance, which persuades us that Keats was the least solipsistic… Read More

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“Dusk in Autumn” by Sara Teasdale

By On October 31, 2021

Sara Teasdale is the author of seven collections of poetry and was a critical and commercial success in the early 20th century. In 1918, her book Love Songs won the first Columbia… Read More

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“The Lost Wine” by Paul Valéry (Translated by Jan Schreiber)

By On October 28, 2021

an Schreiber is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in books and periodicals in the United States, Canada, and the UK over several decades. His collection of translations of Valéry,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears on a Special Halloween Episode of Rattlecast

By On October 26, 2021

I'll be appearing this Saturday night, October 30th, 8PM EST, to read some "horror" poems from my book Caligulan as well as a newer poem) on a Halloween episode of Rattlecast, the… Read More

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“Ian’s Arrow” is Now a T-Shirt!

By On October 21, 2021

American Apparel black t-shirt with "Ian's Arrow," a design drawn by 5-year-old Ian Hilbert for use on a signed-limited edition letterpress broadside series of his father's poem "Last Rites," issued in 2021… Read More

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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

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“Fragments” by Leonard Gontarek

By On October 1, 2021

Leonard Gontarek is the author of seven books of poems, including Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva. His poems have appeared in Field, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, Fence, Poetry Northwest,… Read More

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“Those Boys” by John Wall Barger

By On September 30, 2021

John Wall Barger is a contract editor at Frontenac House; former editor at Painted Bride Quarterly; essayist and book reviewer in Kenyon Review Online, Poetry Northwest, Rain Taxi, Literary Matters, and others.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Last Rites” Appears as the First Installment of the Tollund Press Poetry Broadside Series (with Art by Ian!)

By On September 24, 2021

My poem "Last Rites," which first appeared in The Hudson Review, Autumn 2019, Volume LXXII, No. 3, appears as the first letterpress broadside from the newly founded Tollund Press, accompanied by artwork… Read More

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“Going Mad Under Kansas” by Anne-Adele Wight

By On September 23, 2021

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of An Internet of Containment, The Age of Greenhouses, Opera House Arterial, and Sidestep Catapult, all from BlazeVOX Books. She has read extensively in the United States… Read More

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“To One Who Asked, ‘What Is a Melody?’ ” by Claudia Gary

By On September 22, 2021

Claudia Gary lives near Washington DC and teaches workshops on Villanelle, Sonnet, Natural Meter, Poetry vs. Trauma, and the science of poetry at writer.org, currently via teleconference. Author of Humor Me (2006), and of… Read More

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“Cast of Characters on My Eye Injury and Subsequent Infection Leading to Death” by John Poch Appears in Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On September 15, 2021

John Poch's striking and disturbing poem "Cast of Characters on My Eye Injury and Subsequent Infection Leading to Death" appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit… Read More

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“*YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE*” by Paul Siegell

By On September 14, 2021

"'Pay the bill. Leave the credit card behind.' – There is elegance and grace in the light on the cityscapes and salvage yards of The Tongue They Shared. Paul Siegell spins you… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Returns to Fergie’s Pub with Yezzi, Brookes, and Schnaithmann

By On August 18, 2021

E-Verse Equinox Reading Series is back in person (again)! After a year and a half of enjoyable, far-reaching Zoom events, we are finally back live again at Fergie’s Pub, with the latest… Read More

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“At the Carnival” by Anne Spencer

By On August 4, 2021

Anne Spencer was a poet, civil rights activist, and teacher who is regarded as an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Though she published only thirty poems in her lifetime, she was… Read More

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“Voltage Crackles at the Edge” by Ernest Hilbert in The Dark Horse

By On July 29, 2021

Three of my poems—"The Study," "Bound Demons," and "Voltage Crackles at the Edge"—appear in the latest issue of The Dark Horse, Summer 2021, Issue 43. Click here to learn more about the… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Spoken-Word Album at Best American Poetry

By On July 22, 2021

Celebrated essayist, critically-acclaimed poet, and genius podcaster Daniel Nester writes about Ernest Hilbert's 2013 spoken-word album Elegies & Laments (Pub Can Records) over at the Best American Poetry blog today, "Poetry on… Read More

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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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“I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman

By On July 3, 2021

A well-loved poem from The Bard of Democracy. … Read More

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“Why I Think I’m a Writer” by Stephen Dunn

By On June 26, 2021

Stephen Dunn died on his 82nd birthday this past Thursday at his home in Frostburg, MD. He was the author of seventeen collections of poetry, most recently Lines of Defense (2013), Here… Read More

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“It’s Not an Empty Chair”: Three Poems by Elizabeth Leo

By On June 25, 2021

Elizabeth’s poems are all heavy blooms and hidden centers, insistent but unmannered repetitions. They circle obsessively around an unnamed absence. Loss gives them their urgency, their dark humor, and their beauty. They… Read More

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“Wet Casements” by John Ashbery

By On June 22, 2021

I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length. - John Ashbery… Read More

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“To My Father’s Violin” by Thomas Hardy

By On June 20, 2021

Thomas Hardy was English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism. While Hardy wrote… Read More

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“Lodge” by Ernest Hilbert Appears in The North American Anglican

By On June 16, 2021

The conditions under which a poem comes to life often remain foggy to the poet, who may remember nothing of its genesis. One doesn't require a Person from Porlock to find it… Read More

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Poet and Critic Teow Lim Goh Talks About the Making of her New Book, Faraway Places

By On June 14, 2021

Faraway Places resides in the spaces between the wild and the tamed, from orchid gardens and immense seas to caged birds and high alpine landscapes. It resists narrative and instead inhabits the… Read More