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Hear Shannon Robinson Read Her Short Story “Rabbits” at E-Verse Equinox Reading Series

By On September 28, 2022

Author Shannon Robinson read her excellent short story "Rabbits" at E-Verse Equinox Reading Series upstairs at Fergie's Pub in Philadelphia, October 14th, 2022. We recorded it, and you can listen here. It's… Read More

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“This Looked Like Some New Scheme of Villainy . . .”: Ernest Hilbert Reads from Bram Stoker’s Classic at the First Annual Dracuthon Marathon Reading

By On September 27, 2022

I'll be reading from Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula at the Rosenbach Museum & Library's first annual marathon reading of the book, Draculthon. The all night reading begins on Friday, October 14th… Read More

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Peter Vertacnik Writes about Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Vertebrate” from the Latest Issue of 32 Poems

By On September 12, 2022

My poem "Vertebrate" appeared in the latest issue of the superb slim magazine 32 Poems, No. 39, Spring/Summer 2022. Among the many good things the magazine provides is a forum for contributors… Read More

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Vijay Seshadri, Shannon Robinson, and Austin Allen Read for E-Verse Equinox!

By On September 9, 2022

Mark your calendars for an exciting evening of poetry and short fiction by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri, fiction writer Shannon Robinson, and Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize-winner Austin Allen, upstairs at Fergie’s… Read More

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“Moon Garden” by Ernest Hilbert in The Hudson Review

By On September 6, 2022

The summer issue of The Hudson Review contains my poems "December Issue" (which will appear in my next book, Storm Swimmer) and "Moon Garden," along with new poetry by Jehanne Dubrow, Michael… Read More

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“On a Metro at the Edge of a Jungle where Tigers Walked” from John Wall Barger’s new book Smog Mother

By On August 24, 2022

"John Wall Barger’s poems are deadly serious and absolutely precise about the world in upheaval, in desire and its excess, in love and pornography, in political protest and ecological catastrophe, in the… Read More

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“Remains” by Susan Delaney Spear

By On August 8, 2022

Susan Delaney Spear is an associate professor of English at Colorado Christian University. She is the author of On Earth... (Resource, 2022), Beyond All Bearing (Resource, 2018) and the co-author of Learning… Read More

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“Vertebrate” by Ernest Hilbert in 32 Poems

By On August 2, 2022

My poem "Vertebrate," which will appear in my book Storm Swimmer (UNT Press, 2023) is in the new issue of the astoundingly good magazine 32 Poems (No. 39, Spring Summer 2022). Many… Read More

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“Woodstock ’69” by George Green

By On August 2, 2022

George Green’s book, Lord Byron’s Foot, won the New Criterion Prize, The Poet’s Prize, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems have appeared in ten… Read More

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“1971” by Donald Justice

By On July 4, 2022

Donald Justice was an American poet and professor. He won the Lamont Poetry Prize for his debut collection Summer Anniversaries in 1961, the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1980 for his Selected… Read More

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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