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“Excerpt from ‘The Parliament of Fowls’ (Lines 295-371)” by Geoffrey Chaucer

By On February 14, 2021

The first known reference to Valentine's Day as a day for lovers comes from Geoffrey Chaucer's poem "The Parliament of Fowls." In the poem, Chaucer's narrator describes how several species of… 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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“Ruins of Paestum” by Wendy Sloan

By On January 18, 2021

Wendy Sloan practiced labor and civil rights law with the firm of Hall & Sloan before returning to poetry. Her collection is Sunday Mornings at the Caffe Mediterraneum (Kelsay Books, 2016). Sloan’s… 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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“The Self and the Mulberry” by Marvin Bell

By On December 15, 2020

The poet Marvin Bell passed away yesterday. Bell was born in New York City 1937, and raised in rural Long Island. He attended Alfred University and the University of Chicago. He enjoyed… 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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“Dark Time” by Michael Steffen

By On December 10, 2020

Michael Steffen lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has published in venues including Another Chicago Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Concord Saunterer, Harvard Review Online, Ibbetson Street, The Lyric, and Taos Journal. His… 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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“Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein” by George Green

By On November 30, 2020

George Green’s book, Lord Byron’s Foot, won the New Criterion Prize, The Poet’s Prize, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems have appeared in ten… Read More

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“‘What Are You Grateful For?’” by Chelsea Rathburn

By On November 26, 2020

Chelsea Rathburn is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently Still Life with Mother and Knife, a New York Times “New & Noteworthy” book released by Louisiana State University Press… 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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“60s Love” by Mac Gay

By On November 23, 2020

Mac Gay's latest is Farm Alarm, runner up for the Robert Phillips Poetry Prize, out last July from Texas Review Press. Ghost Hunt is forthcoming from Eyewear Publishing, Ltd. in early 2021.… Read More

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“The Blind” by Luke Bauerlein

By On November 19, 2020

Luke Bauerlein’s poems and essays have previously appeared in the NY Times, Rattle, BODY, Unsplendid, and elsewhere. He currently resides in SE PA and has been known to emerge from basements, blinking.… Read More

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“Fire in the Angels” by Anne Higgins

By On November 16, 2020

Anne Higgins teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Nine books of her poetry have been published: At the Year's Elbow, Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Pick It… 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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“Smithsonian 11/21” by Rick Mullin

By On November 2, 2020

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including American Arts Quarterly, The New Criterion, The Dark Horse, and Rabbit Ears: TV Poetry. His latest collection is Lullaby and Wheel,… Read More

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Anne Sexton Reads “Her Kind”

By On October 31, 2020

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.… Read More

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“Two galaxies – after Reginald Gibbons reads Mandelshtam” by Lisa Naomi Konigsberg

By On October 30, 2020

Lisa Naomi Konigsberg is Assistant Professor of English at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She has been published in various journals including INK, and is one of the featured poets… 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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Two Poems by Indran Amirthanayagam

By On October 26, 2020

Indran Amirthanayagam edits The Beltway Poetry Quarterly. He writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. He has published 19 poetry collections, including The Migrant States (Hanging Losse Press, 2020), Sur… Read More

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“Pearl Algorithm” by Anton Yakovlev

By On October 22, 2020

Anton Yakovlev’s latest poetry chapbook is Chronos Dines Alone (SurVision Books, 2018), winner of the James Tate Prize. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Criterion, The Hopkins Review,… Read More

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“Rounding up the Mimes” by A. M. Juster

By On October 19, 2020

"This may be Juster’s best collection, for its openness, its confession of utter vulnerability, its capacity to make the reader laugh while aching. It does perfectly what only the best poetry can… Read More

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Ernest Hilbert’s “Monster-Mania Con 44” in Issue 140 of Red Fez Magazine

By On October 14, 2020

Two poems by Ernest Hilbert, "The Inlet" and Monster-Mania Con 44" appear in issue 140 of the arts and culture magazine Red Fez.… 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