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Ernest Hilbert Wins the Meringoff Award for Poetry

By On May 25, 2023

Ernest Hilbert won the annual Meringhoff Writing Award for Poetry given out by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Garrett Hongo was also a recipient of the poetry award this… Read More

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The Final Decree: Ernest Hilbert’s Thrash Metal Band, Judgement, Gets the Deluxe Reissue Treatment from Thrashback Records

By On May 24, 2023

Yes, I was in a heavy metal band called Judgement, a hardcore thrash band, to be precise, in the late 1980s and early 90s, on bass, writing songs and lyrics as well… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Book Storm Swimmer in the Washington Post Book Club Newsletter

By On May 5, 2023

This weekend's Washington Post Book Club Newsletter has much to say about banned books, Bridgerton, Tom Hanks, book to prepare for the coronation, and more, but they also make room for my… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Storm Swimmer Reviewed in The Spectator

By On May 3, 2023

My latest book, Storm Swimmer, is reviewed in the May issue of The Spectator, World edition. They are unimpressed by the new Lana Del Rey (still, I have two copies of the… Read More

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Listen to a Podcast on Ernest Hilbert’s Poem “Last Rites”

By On March 24, 2023

A podcast called Versecraft, by a young bookseller and poet named Elijah Perseus Blumov, analyzes one poem per episode, line by line, word for word, at times, to explain how it works… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns with Andrew Hallman, Courtney Bambrick, and George Elliott Clarke!

By On March 6, 2023

Join us for an evening of poetry and short fiction by novelist Andy Hallman, poet Courtney Bambrick, and all the way from Canada George Elliott Clarke, upstairs at Fergie’s Pub (thanks, Fergie),… Read More

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Two Poems by Ernest Hilbert in the Bennington Review

By On February 26, 2023

Two of my poems appear in the new issue of The Bennington Review, "My Autocorrect Always Changes Poems to Problems" and "Salvaging." … Read More

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Join Us for the Philly Launch of Ernest Hilbert’s New Book Storm Swimmer

By On February 21, 2023

Join us for the Philly launch of Ernest Hilbert’s New Book Storm Swimmer hosted by John Wall Barger, featuring special guests David Hale Sylvester and April Lindner… Read More

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Alfred Nicol Translates Julien Vocance’s One Hundred Visions of War from the French

By On February 13, 2023

“Don’t miss reading Julien Vocance’s One Hundred Visions of War, marvelously translated by Alfred Nicol. Drawing from the brevity of traditional Japanese haiku, Vocance’s fascinat- ing French haï-kaï bear witness to the horrors of war… Read More

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Storm Swimmer by Ernest Hilbert Available for Pre-Order

By On February 10, 2023

Storm Swimmer, Ernest Hilbert's fifth collection of poetry, was selected by Rowan Ricardo Phillips as winner of the 2022 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. The book will be published in April 15th,… Read More

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Tollund Press Releases A.E. Stallings’ “Ghazal for the 50th Daniad” Signed-limited Broadside

By On January 30, 2023

Tollund Press, of Essex County, Massachusetts, has issued its third signed-limited, collectible broadside, "Ghazal for the 50th Daniad" by A. E. Stallings, priced at a very reasonable $20. Cheap! I've got a… Read More

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“The Christmas Tree” by C. Day Lewis

By On December 24, 2022

C. Day Lewis , born in Ireland in 1904, was Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in May 1972. He published many volumes of poetry, as well as essays, critical studies,… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox (Solstice Edition!), Featuring Sunil Iyengar, Luke Stromberg, and Hugh Sheehy

By On December 12, 2022

Join us for an evening of poetry and short fiction by Sunil Iyengar (from Washington DC), Hugh Sheehy (from New York City) and local legend Luke Stromberg (Upper Darby!), upstairs at Fergie’s… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Pelagic” Broadside Now Available from Tollund Press

By On October 4, 2022

Tollund Press in Massachusetts announces the second broadside from the press, Ernest Hilbert's "Pelagic" with art by Franco Salas-Borquez. … 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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“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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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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“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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“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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“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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“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

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Ernest Hilbert’s Storm Swimmer Selected by Rowan Ricardo Phillips as Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

By On January 18, 2022

It is with considerable delight that I announce that my manuscript for a collection titled Storm Swimmer was selected by Rowan Ricardo Phillips as winner of this year's Vassar Miller Prize in… Read More

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Free Caligulan Tour Shirts

By On January 3, 2022

We have unearthed a long-rumored cache of Caligulan tour shirts (created for my third book) deep in the basement. If you'd like one, please message me directly. I'm happy to send as… Read More