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Librarians at War: Ernest Hilbert Reviews Kathy Peiss’s The Information Hunters in the Wall Street Journal

By On February 25, 2020

During World War II, librarians and archivists were eagerly recruited not only to gather intelligence from enemy media but also to collect and catalogue manuals and documents while embedded with units on… Read More

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“Frankenstein’s Monster” by James Arthur

By On February 19, 2020

James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. He is the author of the poetry collection The Suicide's Son (Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press… Read More

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“Song of the Imaginary Friend” by George David Clark

By On February 13, 2020

George David Clark’s Reveille (Arkansas) received the 2015 Miller Williams Prize and his recent poems can be found in AGNI, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ecotone, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.… Read More

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ANNOUNCING THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF THE E-VERSE EQUINOX READING SERIES!

By On February 13, 2020

E-Verse Equinox Reading Series is back! I kicked off the first E-Verse Equinox (what I’ll refer to as 1.0) series back in 2011, upstairs at Fergie’s Books, when Larry’s store was still… Read More

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“What Was” by Tamara Oakman

By On February 4, 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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Ernest Hilbert Reads at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City

By On January 29, 2020

Hey, New York, I'll be reading this Sunday for the Carmine Street Metrics series at Otto's Shrunken Head. The event is free and open to the public. Philadelphia poet Luke Stromberg will… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews Kathleen Jamie in The Washington Post

By On January 4, 2020

I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathleen Jamie's latest colleciton of essays, Surfacing, for The Washington Post newspaper. … Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reviews The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice by Hegnar Zitlaian Watenpaugh

By On January 3, 2020

Illuminated manuscripts, copied by hand and painstakingly adorned with vibrant colors and gold leaf, predate by centuries Gutenberg’s bible, printed around 1450 using moveable metal type. While such manuscripts are acquired by… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with John Wall Barger at Shakespeare & Co.

By On January 2, 2020

Come out to hear Ernest Hilbert and John Wall Barger read from their latest books at Shakespeare & Co. near Rittenhouse Square. The event is free and open to the public. Stop… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Profiles Collector and Poet Dana Gioia for Fine Books & Collections Magazine

By On January 1, 2020

Many thanks to editor Rebecca Rego Barry at Fine Books & Collections magazine for running my six-page profile of poet and collector Dana Gioia in the new issue. Bob Dylan wound up… Read More

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“Broad and Washington” by Ernest Hilbert

By On December 28, 2019

The BU Literary Society was founded as BU Students for Literary Awareness in the fall of 1997, under the leadership of Jennifer Herron. The group's original members meant to publish a magazine… Read More

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“A Christmas Sonnet (For One In Doubt)” by Edwin Arlington Robinson

By On December 22, 2019

From the publisher: Edwin Arlington Robinson's finely crafted, formal rhythms mirror the tension the poet sees between life's immutable circumstances and humanity's often tragic attempts to exert control. At once dramatic and… Read More

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“The Christmas Tree” by C. Day Lewis

By On December 22, 2019

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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“Office Party” by Phyllis McGinley

By On December 21, 2019

Phyllis McGinley was famous for her light verse and celebration of Suburban, middle class America. She published several books of poetry, including On the Contrary (1934), One More Manhattan (1937), Husbands Are… Read More

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“Christmas in Black Rock” by Robert Lowell

By On December 12, 2019

“I do think free will is sewn into everything we do; you can't cross a street, light a cigarette, drop saccharine in your coffee without really doing it. Yet the possible alternatives… Read More

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“Other Women Don’t Tell You” by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

By On November 9, 2019

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach emigrated from Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She is the author of The Many Names for Mother, winner the Wick Poetry Prize (Kent… Read More

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“Alchemical Meditation” by Daniel Tobin

By On November 6, 2019

Daniel Tobin is the author of eight books of poems, Where the World is Made (University Press of New England, 1999), Double Life (Louisiana State University Press, 2004), The Narrows (Four Way… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads with Daniel Tobin at the Library of Christ Church, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Square (NEW ADDRESS FOR READING)

By On November 4, 2019

Come on out!… Read More

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“Look Me in the Face Sonnet” by Thomas Devaney

By On November 1, 2019

Thomas Devaney is a poet and the author of You Are the Battery (Black Square Editions, 2019) and Getting to Philadelphia (Hanging Loose Press, 2019). He is the producer and co-director the… Read More

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“Four Weeks” by Dora Malech

By On October 28, 2019

DORA MALECH is the author of four books of poems, including Stet (Princeton University Press, 2018) and the forthcoming Flourish (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared in publications that… Read More

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“The Walls Speak” by Teow Lim Goh

By On October 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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Quincy R. Lehr’s Poem “Getting Worse with Bigger Dicks”Appears in the Latest Installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine

By On October 20, 2019

Quincy R. Lehr's frantic poem of modern angst and ennui, “Getting Worse with Bigger Dicks” appears in the latest installment of Cocytus: A Dark Web Magazine. To visit and read it, simply… Read More

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“44°41’00.3” N, 68°36’20.3” W” by Summer J. Hart

By On October 11, 2019

Summer J. Hart is an interdisciplinary artist from Maine, living in the Hudson Valley, New York. Her written and visual narratives are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by… Read More

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“Hilbert’s Poems are Thick with Frameworks, References, and Dense Barbed Lines Which Demand Rereading”: Last One Out Reviewed in Literary Matters

By On September 30, 2019

"Ernest Hilbert has an enviable ability to speak about contemporary America as if his words were washed in the blood of Achaean soldiers. Hilbert, speaking to the violence underlying human nature, sees… Read More

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“Drink, Ye Harpooneers!” Ernest Hilbert Rows in the Whaleboat for Team Rosenbach in the Walnut2Walnut Challenge

By On September 18, 2019

"Drink, ye harpooneers! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat’s bow !" - Moby-Dick, chapter 36, "The Quarter-Deck"… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Reads from Last One Out at the Melvin Peterson Gallery

By On September 18, 2019

I'll be shipping out to Indiana to read from my latest book at the University of Evansville. I'll be at the Melvin Peterson Gallery at 4PM, Thursday, September 19th. If you're in… 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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“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