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“OKAY, CUPID” by Spencer Short

By On August 20, 2019

Spencer Short is the author of Tremolo, a winner of the National Poetry Series Open Competition, published by Harper Perennial in 2001. A graduate of the Writers' Workshop at Iowa and the… Read More

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Check Out “Suffragette City 100” Celebrating (Almost) 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

By On August 19, 2019

E-Verse contributor Cynthia Barbedette has been lately with her own site, Suffragette City 100.… Read More

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“American Glass” by Ernest Hilbert in Parnassus: Poetry in Review

By On July 24, 2019

My poem "American Glass" appears in the final issue of the venerable journal Parnassus: Poetry in Review, in continuous publication since the early 1970s. T… Read More

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“Greed” by Jim Harrison

By On July 18, 2019

"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy . . . or they become legend." - Jim Harrison… Read More

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“Among Women” by Marie Ponsot

By On July 7, 2019

Marie Ponsot, who passed away yesterday at the age of 98, was the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Bird Catcher (Knopf, 1998), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Great Bay Estuary” in The Hopkins Review

By On July 3, 2019

Ernest Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads “My Father’s Dante” at Dead Bards

By On June 27, 2019

Ernest Hilbert is the author of Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, and Caligulan, which was selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize. His fourth collection, Last One… Read More

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“Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo

By On June 19, 2019

The Library of Congress announced that poet and musician Joy Harjo will succeed Tracy K. Smith as the 23rd U.S. poet laureate. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Harjo is… Read More

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“Medusa” by Patricia Smith

By On June 17, 2019

Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2018 NAACP… Read More

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“Hard-Shell Clams” by Marie Ponsot

By On June 16, 2019

"We read such poets because we want to know how a poetic intelligence inhabits the world—or invents it." — William Logan… Read More

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“Live from the Dakota” by Ned Balbo

By On June 6, 2019

Ned Balbo is the author of The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (awarded the Poets’ Prize and the Donald Justice Prize), Lives of the Sleepers (Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord… Read More

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“Your Heart You Sing Of”: Ernest Hilbert Reads from the “Wandering Rocks” Chapter of Ulysses for Bloomsday

By On June 3, 2019

Join us for The Rosenbach’s annual Bloomsday festivities on June 16, which is also Father’s Day this year! … Read More

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Orson Welles Reads “Song of Myself VI” by Walt Whitman

By On May 31, 2019

In 1953, Orson Welles, the legendary American actor, director, writer, and producer, recorded Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" for BBC radio. His performance was later released on LP. You can listen… Read More

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“The Chain” by David Yezzi

By On May 28, 2019

David Yezzi is the keynote reader of this year's West Chester University Poetry Conference. He will be reading in Sykes Auditorium in West Chester on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8… Read More

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“piano after war” by Gwendolyn Brooks

By On May 27, 2019

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most beloved and acclaimed American poets of the 20th Century. She was the first black poet to win the Pulitzer Prize, which she received for her collection… Read More

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“Marginalia” by Katherine Barrett Swett

By On May 20, 2019

A high school English teacher, Katherine Barrett Swett lives in New York City. She received a PhD in American Literature from Columbia University. Her chapbook, Twenty-one was published by Finishing Line… Read More

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“Looking Back in My Eighty-First Year” by Maxine Kumin

By On May 14, 2019

"Kumin always circles back to the giving land, the clasp of family, and her bedrock belief in the power of art." -Donna Seaman… Read More

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“Ah, Garlic” by Bernadette McBride

By On May 7, 2019

Its felicity’s infused in the preparation as much as in the aroma, its hearty tang on the tongue: the crispy little bulk of it in the palm, the satisfaction in each clove’s… Read More

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“Errant Pastoral” by Amy Lemmon

By On May 2, 2019

Midwestern summers of my youth sprawled, protracted and stifling. How many days did I while away gazing at clouds, at blue sky through green leaves? How many nights longing for something I… Read More

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“In a Wooden Building” by Teow Lim Goh

By On April 26, 2019

Teow Lim Goh is the author of Islanders (Conundrum Press, 2016), a volume of poems on the history of Chinese exclusion at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Her work has been featured… Read More

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Watch Ernest Hilbert Read at the HOT L Open Poetry Series in Baltimore

By On April 16, 2019

It was a pleasure to read for the HOT L OPEN Baltimore reading series held at Bird in Hand bookstore and cafe on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, on April 14th,… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Bernadette McBride for National Poetry Month

By On April 8, 2019

Ernest Hilbert reads with Bernadette McBride for National Poetry Month Saturday, April 27th, 2PMWhitman Stafford Farmhouse, 315 Maple Avenue, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021Sponsored by the Stratford Public Library The reading takes place… Read More

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Last One Out is Face Out at the London Review Bookshop

By On April 3, 2019

The London Review Bookshop stocks my new book Last One Out. If you live in London, or passing through, stop by the shop at 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, bookshop@lrbbookshop.co.uk, +44… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “We Make Mountains So We May Move Them” in Asheville Poetry Review

By On April 1, 2019

My poem “We Make Mountains So We May Move Them” appears with two others (“West River Notebook” and “In the Hidden Places”) in the fantastic 25th-anniversary issue of the Asheville Poetry Review,… Read More

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The Rumpus Features Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Caligulan” in “The Last Poem I Loved Series”

By On March 22, 2019

The Rumpus series The Last Poem I Loved series featured Ernest Hilbert’s poem “Caligulan” as its latest installment: Hilbert’s book, Caligulan (Measure Press, 2015), came out a year before the last presidential… Read More

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Listen to Ernest Hilbert Read from Last One Out at the Rosenbach Museum & Library

By On March 18, 2019

On the Eve of the Ides of March, 2019, Ernest Hilbert read from his book Last One Out for the first time during an event at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in… Read More

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Listen to Christopher LaRosa’s Musical Setting of Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Kite”

By On January 24, 2019

In 2016, Sara Wilkins commissioned composer Christopher LaRosa to write a piece for cello and voice. He selected Ernest Hilbert’s poem “Kite” for the text. The piece has been performed several times,… Read More

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John Wall Barger’s Poem “Ash Baptism” Appears in the Latest Installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On January 16, 2019

John Wall Barger’s disturbing poem “Ash Baptism” 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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Ernest Hilbert’s “Mars Ultor” Quoted in The Washington Post

By On January 3, 2019

Ernest Hilbert’s poem “Mars Ultor,” which appeared in the Best American Poetry 2018 anthology (and will appear in Hilbert’s next book, Last One Out, March 2019), is cited by Michael Dirda in… Read More

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“Distracted by an Empty Cheetos Bag” by Nicholas Friedman

By On December 27, 2018

Nicholas Friedman is the author of Petty Theft, winner of the The New Criterion Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, POETRY, Yale Review, and other venues. A… Read More