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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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Storm Swimmer by Ernest Hilbert Available for Pre-Order

By On January 3, 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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“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

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“After Learning of the Death of a Roommate I Hadn’t Seen in Forty Years” by David Sanders

By On December 29, 2021

avid Sanders is the author of two poetry collections from Swallow Press, Compass and Clock and Bread of the Moment. For twenty years he was the general editor of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, and he… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert Appears on a Special Halloween Episode of Rattlecast

By On October 26, 2021

I'll be appearing this Saturday night, October 30th, 8PM EST, to read some "horror" poems from my book Caligulan as well as a newer poem) on a Halloween episode of Rattlecast, the… Read More

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“Ian’s Arrow” is Now a T-Shirt!

By On October 21, 2021

American Apparel black t-shirt with "Ian's Arrow," a design drawn by 5-year-old Ian Hilbert for use on a signed-limited edition letterpress broadside series of his father's poem "Last Rites," issued in 2021… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Last Rites” Appears as the First Installment of the Tollund Press Poetry Broadside Series (with Art by Ian!)

By On September 24, 2021

My poem "Last Rites," which first appeared in The Hudson Review, Autumn 2019, Volume LXXII, No. 3, appears as the first letterpress broadside from the newly founded Tollund Press, accompanied by artwork… Read More

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“*YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE*” by Paul Siegell

By On September 14, 2021

"'Pay the bill. Leave the credit card behind.' – There is elegance and grace in the light on the cityscapes and salvage yards of The Tongue They Shared. Paul Siegell spins you… Read More

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“Voltage Crackles at the Edge” by Ernest Hilbert in The Dark Horse

By On July 29, 2021

Three of my poems—"The Study," "Bound Demons," and "Voltage Crackles at the Edge"—appear in the latest issue of The Dark Horse, Summer 2021, Issue 43. Click here to learn more about the… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s Spoken-Word Album at Best American Poetry

By On July 22, 2021

Celebrated essayist, critically-acclaimed poet, and genius podcaster Daniel Nester writes about Ernest Hilbert's 2013 spoken-word album Elegies & Laments (Pub Can Records) over at the Best American Poetry blog today, "Poetry on… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Appeal” Selected as Laureates’ Choice Winner in the 2021 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

By On July 19, 2021

My blank sonnet "Appeal" has been selected as the Laureates' Choice winner in the 2021 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, which is affiliated with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Minnesota. I… Read More

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“Lodge” by Ernest Hilbert Appears in The North American Anglican

By On June 16, 2021

The conditions under which a poem comes to life often remain foggy to the poet, who may remember nothing of its genesis. One doesn't require a Person from Porlock to find it… Read More