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E-Verse DJ Keith Sends in “Skull a Day”

By On October 31, 2014

A classic from the vault: The site gives you a new skull every day.… Read More

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“Deemed Truly Nefarious (To Us Hilarious)”: Ernest Hilbert Reads with Daniel Nester, Elizabeth Gold, and David Yezzi

By On September 27, 2011

Hey, you, yes, you, stop by to see us read at Robin's!… Read More

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“Without a Net”: Ernest Hilbert on Optic, Graphic, Acoustic, and Other Formations in Free Verse in the Contemporary Poetry Review

By On September 20, 2011

Many strategies have emerged to cope with the open field of free verse, several of them before Frost was even born. When moving away from oppositional definitions—free verse is non-metrical, non-strophic—one is… Read More

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“Some Believed Songs Might Fill the Gulf”: Ten Years On . . .

By On September 10, 2011

We had a friend who volunteered for the Red Cross. She would turn up every 24 hours or so, when she was ordered to get some sleep, though she couldn’t. We’d sit… Read More

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Bat Safely Bagged and Released into the Wild!

By On August 15, 2011

Bats in the belfry!… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “April Dreams (Lacrimosa)” in the New Issues of OnandOnScreen and BOMB

By On June 23, 2011

Check out my poem "April Dreams (Lacrimosa)" in the summer issue of BOMB magazine partnered withThomas Devaney's magazine ONandOnScreen. Others in the issue include Elaine Equi, Christina Davis, and Matthew Zapruder.… Read More

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Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem

By On April 25, 2011

May 12th to 14th in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Timothy Donnelly and Matthew Zapruder

By On April 7, 2011

Tuesday, April 12th, 7PM, Robin's Books/Moonstone Arts Center, upstairs from the old Robin's Books. 110 South 13th Street. Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 735-9598.… Read More

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“YOU WERE BORN TO FEEL A WAY / YOU DON’T HAVE A WORD FOR”: The Poster!

By On April 1, 2011

Limited edition poster for the April 12th, 2011, reading at Robin’s Books/Moonstone Arts Center to celebrate National Poetry Month, featuring poets Ernest Hilbert, Timothy Donnelly, and Matthew Zapruder, one of 12 numbered… Read More

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“Why Must We Love?” by Ernest Hilbert

By On March 17, 2011

From the forthcoming collection All of You on the Good Earth, original appearance in Michael Schavio's magazine The Equalizer. … Read More

Books

Instructors, Instigators, Professors, Prophets: Request an Exam Copy of the New Penguin Poetry: A Pocket Anthology

By On February 26, 2011

If you teach a course in poetry, you may request an exam copy of the latest edition of Penguin's Poetry: A Pocket Anthology. … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears in Two New Penguin Anthologies

By On February 11, 2011

Purchase at Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, or Alibris.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Nick Moudry at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By On February 6, 2011

Ernest Hilbert reads with Nick Moudry, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Skyline Room of the Philadelphia Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Logan Square. Stop by if you can. We'd love to see you!… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Dredge” in Two Weeks: A Digital Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

By On January 27, 2011

Two Weeks is a new anthology of contemporary poetry, released exclusively in ebook format. The book was compiled, edited, designed, coded, and published in exactly 14 days by the editors of Line… Read More

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Death-Metal Culinary School: Tom Angelripper’s Hunter-style Westphalian Savoy Roulades

By On January 24, 2011

For Christmas, my brother, ever alert to curiosities in the slipstream of popular culture, gave me a heavy metal cookbook titled (cleverly, I think) Mosh Potatoes, recipes by (you guessed it) heavy… Read More

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“A Strange and Beautiful Noise: Late Ashbery Syndrome, or, Listening without Hearing” by Ernest Hilbert in the new Contemporary Poetry Review

By On December 4, 2010

Invariably described by critics as “difficult,” Ashbery (perhaps disingenuously) considers himself a simple and direct author of poems that deliberately switch tone, speaker, mood, tense, voice, and idiom seemingly at random. He… Read More

E-Verse Universe

“Serious Science . . .”

By On December 2, 2010

I had the pleasure of appearing as a guest in Lynn Levin's writing course at the University of Pennsylvania last night to discuss the vast mysteries of poetry and vagaries of literature… Read More

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Pints and Poems on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon: Ernest Hilbert reads with Bill Coyle, Anna Evans, April Lindner, James Matthew Wilson, Alfred Nicol and David Yezzi at Victory Collaborative!

By On November 28, 2010

Ernest Hilbert reads with Bill Coyle, Anna Evans, April Lindner, James Matthew Wilson, Alfred Nicol, and David Yezzi! WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?… Read More

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“I will not warn against poetry-industrial complexes . . .”: Ernest Hilbert’s Farewell Address from Contemporary Poetry Review

By On November 4, 2010

I will not warn against poetry-industrial complexes, fulminate against the party system (so rankly evident in much poetry culture), or abjure privileged monopolies . . . .… Read More

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Man-Eating Comedy Shark and Sarcastic Cat

By On November 1, 2010

For Halloween, Lynn and I went to see Johnny Showcase with Lefty Lucy and Martha Graham Cracker at MarBar. I dressed as a comedy shark, who tells bad jokes and eats those… Read More

Books

Flying Off the Screen: Observations from the Golden Age of the American Video Game Arcade

By On September 19, 2010

In the fall of 2007 I posted this light-hearted memoir of my youth misspent in video game arcades, from the book Gamers. I came across it recently and reread it for the… Read More

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“In-School Suspension” by Ernest Hilbert

By On September 7, 2010

My poem "In-School Suspension" is in the September 2010 issue of the New Criterion, on newstands now. You may click here to visit the online version of the poem at the magazine.… Read More

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“SUCH ROOT SATISFACTION . . .”: SIGNED LIMITED TÊTE-BÊCHE EDITION OF THE SECOND BOOK BY DAVID YEZZI AND ERNEST HILBERT

By On August 31, 2010

SOLD OUT! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERED A COPY… Read More

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“The types and symbols of Eternity, / Of first and last, and midst, and without end,” or, Rocky Mountain High

By On August 4, 2010

In addition to giving a reading and delivering a critical paper out in Colorado, I found time to get out into some back country (though it would be more honest to say… Read More

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“Well Known Antiquarian?”: Hilbert Name-Dropped in Forbes Article about Chelsea Clinton’s Pre-Wedding Shopping

By On August 3, 2010

I just returned from many mountains and martinis in Colorado to find I’ve been cited as a “well known antiquarian” by Forbes. I’ve rarely encountered anyone described as an “antiquarian” outside of… Read More

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Pimp My Axe!: Sixty Sonnets Guitar

By On July 29, 2010

An E-Verser sends in a picture of a Sixty Sonnets sticker that made it onto a guitar. Rock on!… Read More

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Off to the Rockies!

By On July 29, 2010

By the time this post goes live I will have finished a late-night “beer” reading at Earth and managed to get up at 5AM to fly out for Denver. I may be… Read More

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“I’ll get ballistic on occasion when I realize more people know the work of J. Lo than the work of Alice Munro”: Ernest Hilbert Interviews Novelist Lewis Robinson

By On July 9, 2010

I interviewed Lewis Robinson back in 2003, when his collection of short stories, Officer Friendly, was published. The interview originally appeared in nowCulture magazine. Ernest Hilbert: Most of the stories in Officer… Read More

Books

Ernest Hilbert interviews novelist Jennifer Egan about her book Look at Me

By On July 8, 2010

Jennifer Egan’s new book A Visit from the Goon Squad is reviewed on the cover of this week’s New York Times Book Review. Here’s an interview I conducted with Ms. Egan back… Read More

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Lemmy, Vince Neil, and . . . Sixty Sonnets Rocking at the Rainbow Room on Sunset

By On July 2, 2010

An E-Verser sent this in: I thought you might like this. I was at the Rainbow in LA last week and saw this in the bathroom . . .… Read More