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Congratulations to Rebecca Wisniewski, Winner of the 2021 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Championship with Poems by Ernest Hilbert, Emily Dickinson, and Ada Limón

By On April 12, 2021

Congratulations to Rebecca Wisniewski, who won the 2021 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Championships reading Ernest Hilbert's poem "Domestic Situation" along with poems by Emily Dickinson and Ada Limon. … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears at the 2021 Newburyport Literary Festival

By On April 9, 2021

I'm happy to be appearing for two events at this year's Newburyport Literary Festival. This year's lineup of authors, from novelists to essayists and memoirists to poets, is quite remarkable, including Ann… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s NFT Poem “Riddle Me” Listed on OpenSea

By On April 6, 2021

Ernest Hilbert's poem "Riddle Me," written specifically for use as NFT (non-fungible token) art, is available for sale using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin through OpenSea, a peer-to-peer marketplace for rare digital items and… Read More

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“Here Comes the Sun” by Olga Dugan

By On March 8, 2021

Olga Dugan is a Cave Canem poet. Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, her award-winning poems are forthcoming or appear in Channel (Ireland), Relief: A Journal of Art and… Read More

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“COVID-19 Dating Tips” by Warren C Longmire

By On February 18, 2021

Warren C Longmire is a writer, software engineer and educator from the bad part of North Philadelphia. His writing has been published in American Poetry Review, Eleven Eleven, The Painted Bride Quarterly.… Read More

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“We’re All Mad Here” by Christina Rosso

By On February 15, 2021

Christina Rosso lives and writes in South Philadelphia with her rescue pup, Atticus Finch, and bearded husband, Alex, where they run an independent bookstore and event space called A Novel Idea on… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Richard Ovenden’s Burning the Books at The Wall Street Journal

By On February 13, 2021

My review of Richard Ovenden's fabulous book, Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge, appears in this weekend's Wall Street Journal. … Read More

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“Cows” by Steven Kleinman

By On February 10, 2021

Steven Kleinman is the author of Life Cycle of a Bear, winner of the 2019 Philip Levine Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Gettysburg Review, Beloit… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Last One Out Reviewed in the Raintown Review

By On February 5, 2021

"Hilbert’s work attains a high level of intensity through laser-sharp vision focused unsparingly on the detritus of post-modern life . . . . He has a pitch-perfect ear."… Read More

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“The Knot” by Dan O’Brien

By On January 27, 2021

Dan O’Brien's fourth collection of poetry, Our Cancers, is forthcoming from Acre Books in 2021. His previously published collections are War Reporter (Hanging Loose Press in the US & CB Editions in… Read More

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Christopher Bakken’s “Duet with D. H. Lawrence” Appears on the Dark Web

By On January 19, 2021

Christopher Bakken's poem "Duet with D. H. Lawrence" appears in the latest installment of Ernest Hilbert's Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply follow the instructions below.… Read More

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“The Demon” by Ernest Hilbert Appears in the New Raintown Review

By On January 13, 2021

Ernest Hilbert's poems "The Demon," "The Knife," and "Above the Salt Springs" appear in the latest issue of The Raintown Review, Number 1, New Series. Also included in the issue are an… Read More

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“Hoop Earrings, Bare Legs” by Alexis Sears

By On January 11, 2021

Alexis Sears is a graduate of the MFA program in poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Writing Seminars.… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Drink Me” Appears in The Moth

By On December 11, 2020

Ernest Hilbert's poem "Drink Me" appears in The Moth, Issue 43, Winter 2020, an issue that includes artwork by Craigie Harper, Sarah Leonard, and Simon Quadrat; cover by Elisa Filomena; interviews with… Read More

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“K 265” by Ernest Hilbert

By On December 6, 2020

" . . . the voice most characteristic of Mr. Hilbert's work sounds something like a punk-rock Wordsworth, or a heavy-metal Milton, melding grandeur and the Grand Guignol, squalor and prophecy, in… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Selected as “Celebrity Judge” for the 2021 Montgomery County Poet Laureate Competition

By On November 30, 2020

It is a signal honor to have been asked to judge next year's Montgomery County Poet Laureate competition. They even flatter me by calling me a "celebrity judge," which may stretch the… Read More

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“There Will Be No Babies” by Tamara Oakman

By On November 23, 2020

Tamara Oakman, a neo-confessional writer and also English, writing, ESL and humanities professor, has had work appear in such magazines as Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories and Best of Anthology, Mad Poets… Read More

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“Junkyard” by Carmine Starnino

By On November 6, 2020

Carmine Starnino has published five collections of poetry, including This Way Out, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award in 2009 and recently translated into French by Éditions Hashtag under the… Read More

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“Romulus and Remus” by David Lehman

By On October 28, 2020

David Lehman’s books include One Hundred Autobiographies: A Memoir (Cornell University Press, 2019) and Playlist: A Poem (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). He is the editor of The Oxford Book of American… Read More

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Three New Poems by Ernest Hilbert in Cassandra Voices

By On October 12, 2020

Three new poems by Ernest Hilbert appear in Cassandra Voices, "Spolia Opima," "Crypt," and "Apollinaris, Medicus Titi Imperatoris hic Cacavit Bene." … Read More

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“Vespers” by Louise Glück

By On October 8, 2020

Louise Glück has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”Glück is also a Pulitzer Prize and National Book… Read More

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Three Poems by Ernest Hilbert in the New Issue of Think Magazine

By On October 5, 2020

Ernest Hilbert's poems "Laurel Hill," "EL CONQUISTADOR," and "Rondel" appear in the new issue of Think: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Essays, Summer/Fall 2020, Volume 10.2, under the capable editorship of… Read More

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“A Trinket for Persephone” by Amit Majmudar Appears in the Latest Installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On October 1, 2020

Amit Majmudar‘s stunning poem “A Trinket for Persephone” appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply follow the instructions below. Step one: Download… Read More

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“Hilbert is Enjoying, Mid-career, a New Formal Freedom, and With It, Wider Territory to Cover”: A. E. Stallings Reviews Ernest Hilbert’s Last One Out

By On September 21, 2020

Ernest Hilbert is not an optimist.In his latest collection, Last One Out, the title poem addresses not only our individual mortality, but a kind of “last call,” a “hurry up please it’s… Read More

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“In Salt Meadows” by Ernest Hilbert

By On August 23, 2020

My poem “In Salt Meadows” (from a book-in-progress called Storm Swimmer) appears in the latest issue of The Hopkins Review (Volume 13, Number 2, Spring 2020, Johns Hopkins University Press). Blood ark… Read More

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Top Five Strangest Pumpkin Spice Things

By On August 21, 2020

So we are in mid-August and that means just one thing: the spice is upon us!!! Starbucks typically unveils its pumpkin spice drinks in the last week of August, so our long… Read More

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“‘That scantlie frae the cauld I micht defend’” by Gerry Cambridge

By On July 30, 2020

The Scottish poet Gerry Cambridge founded the transatlantic magazine The Dark Horse, still Scotland’s leading poetry journal, in 1995. He is also an essayist, print designer and typographer, with a background in… Read More

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Amy Glynn’s Poem “The Rape Of Proserpina” Appears in the Latest Installment of Ernest Hilbert’s Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On July 28, 2020

Amy Glynn's beautiful and terrifying poem "The Rape Of Proserpina" appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply follow the instructions below.… Read More

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“When Did You First Know You Wanted to be a Stand-up Comic?” by Marvin Thompson

By On July 25, 2020

“Their skin evoked Britain’s colonial past and something in me blew . . .” Marvin Thompson’s debut collection provides a refreshing perspective in times when “Brexit turned tongues profane.” We hear a… Read More

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“Pelagic” by Ernest Hilbert

By On June 23, 2020

" . . . the voice most characteristic of Mr. Hilbert's work sounds something like a punk-rock Wordsworth, or a heavy-metal Milton, melding grandeur and the Grand Guignol, squalor and prophecy, in… Read More