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2018

 Ernest Hilbert reads for Monday Poets at the Free Library
Monday, March 5th, 2018
Free Library of Philadelphia

2017

Ernest and Ian Hilbert with Laura Spagnoli and David Moolton, “Offspring in the Creation of Art”
Wednesday, June 21st, 7PM
Toast Cafe, Philadelphia

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Ernest Hilbert Reads from the “Circe” Chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Rosenbach Library’s Annual Bloomsday
Friday, June 16th, 5:30PM
Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia

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Ernest Hilbert, Featured Poet, Schuylkill Valley Journal #44 Launch
Sunday, June 11th 2:45PM
Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia

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Ernest Hilbert Reads for the Poets’ Prize Ceremony with finalist Joseph Harrison; R.S. Gwynn will read on behalf of finalist Donald Hall
Thursday, May 18th, 7PM
Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York City

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Ernest Hilbert with Austin Allen
Sunday, May 7th, 3PM
Carmine Street Metrics, Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York, NY

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Ernest Hilbert with Erica Dawson and Natalie Shapero, Hopkins Review 70th Anniversary

Thursday, February 9th, 12:30PM

Busboys and Poets, Washington DC

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Why Formalist Poetry Speaks to Us
Ernest Hilbert with John Timpane, Miriam Kotzin, moderated by Lynn Levin
Tuesday, January 31st, 6:00 PM
Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania


2016

Ernest Hilbert with Dawn Manning, Luke Stromberg
Sunday, December 4th 8-10PM
Poetry@P&P, Pen & Pencil Club, Philadelphia

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Ernest Hilbert at Colorado College Visiting Writers Series
Thursday, September 8th, 7PM
McHugh Commons on the Colorado College campus, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Ernest Hilbert with David Mason, David Rothman, and Others, Blake Poplin Memorial Reading
Sept 8th, 3:30 PM
Sacred Grounds in Shove Chapel on the Colorado College Campus

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Ernest Hilbert Recent Publications, Opera News, Poetry Out Loud, and Other News February 2016

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CANCELLED

Ernest Hilbert with Christopher Bullock
Wednesday, April 13th, 7PM
KGB, New York City

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Ernest Hilbert Featured at “Something New (Jersey)”
Sunday, April 10th, 3PM
Hoboken Historical Museum, New Jersey

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2015

Ernest Hilbert with David Blair
Thursday, November 12th, 7PM
First Congregational Church, Cambridge, MA

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PhillyCAM TV show “Who Do You Love?” Sharon Olds Edition
Tuesday, November 3rd, 7PM
Comcast channels 66/966 and Verizon 29/30

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Ernest Hilbert Featured Reader for Dead Bards
Monday, November 2nd, 7PM
Venice Island Theater, Philadelphia

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Ernest Hilbert Reads for Painted Bride Quarterly
Monday, October 12th, 7:30PM
Black Sheep Pub, Philadelphia

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Book Launch Party for Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan
Wednesday, September 26th
Bauman Rare Books Gallery, 535 Madison Avenue, NYC

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Book Launch Party for Ernest Hilbert’s Caligulan
Wednesday, September 23rd
Fergie’s Pub, Philadelphia

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Click here for updates and news from summer 2015, including Hilbert’s WHYY’s Radio Times in Review Poet’s Edition with Rita Dove and Nikky Finney; appearance on PRX (Public Radio Exchange) as part of “Brotherly Love: Philadelphia;” Hilbert’s opera with Stella Sung workshopped at The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance; premiere Hilbert’s former MFA student Laura Stuckey’s opera Audubon’s Dream, based on the letters of Lucy Audubon; appearances of Hilbert’s poems in American Poetry Review, The New Criterion, Parnassus, Measure, The Dark Horse, Smartish Pace, At Length, and The Hudson Review.

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Recent Publications and Radio Appearances by Ernest Hilbert

Ernest Hilbert with Carmine Starnino
Atwater Library, Montreal Poetry Festival

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Ernest Hilbert with David Rothman
Saturday, July 11th
Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, CO

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Ernest Hilbert at Dark Horse Magazine’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 20th, 6:30PM
Poets House, New York City

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Featured Reader at West Chester Poetry Center Poetry Salon
May 31st, 2PM
West Chester, PA

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Ernest Hilbert with Brian Heston and Therese Halcheid
Sunday, May 24th, 7:30PM
Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia

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Ernest Hilbert with Anna Evans at the Princeton Public Library
Monday, May 11th, 7:30PM
Princeton

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Ernest Hilbert Reads for the English Students’ Organization at Rutgers University
Tuesday, March 24, noon
Rutgers University, Camden

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Ernest Hilbert with Laura Spagnoli and Lynn Levin
Wednesday, January 21st, 7PM
Fergie’s Pub, Philadelphia

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2014

All of You on the Good Earth selected by Cleaver magazine for its Small-Press Lover’s Shopping List

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Ernest Hilbert with Daniel Tobin

Thursday, November 13th
Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Ernest Hilbert and Nate Kostar, featuring Justin “J-Boogie” Hatcher
Friday, June 20th
Sponsored by Poetdelphia, an Evening Celebrating Music and Meter in Poetry at the Philadelphia Sketch Club

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Ernest Hilbert with Sarah Arvio
Saturday, February 1st
Sponsored by the Random Name Poetry Series, Penn Book Center, University of Pennsylvania Campus, Philadelphia

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Incredible Sestina Anthology Reading, Philadelphia Edition
Co-host and reader
Wednesday, November 15th
Fergie’s Pub, Philadelphia, Kicking Off the National Tour

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2013

Conundrum and ivebeenreadinglately.com both select All of You on the Good Earth as poetry book of the year

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Editorial Institute at Boston University, Sponsored by the Boston Poetry Union
With Bill Coyle and Zachary Bos
Thursday, November 14th

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Carmine Street at the Bowery Poetry Club
With Rick Mullin
Sunday, November 3rd
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City

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Red Hen in New York City, Fall 2013
Ernest Hilbert with Matthea Harvey and Brenda Shaughnessy
September 13th, 2013
KGB Bar, New York City

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World of Versecraft
Ernest Hilbert with David Yezzi and David Rothman
July 13th 2013
Rumors Bookstore, Crested Butte, Colorado

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Tenth Annual New Jersey Poetry Festival
Ernest Hilbert with Linda Stern
May 19th, 2013
West Caldwell Public Library, New Jersey

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World Above Reading Series, New Jersey Poetry Collaborative
Ernest Hilbert featured poet with Rich Russell
April 24th, 2013
Dante Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Moveable Beats Reading Series
Ernest Hilbert with James Arthur, hosted by Keith Kelleher
April 21st, 2013
Good Karma Café, Philadelphia

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Red Hen Press Publisher’s Showcase, 2013
Ernest Hilbert with John Barr, Mary Johnson, and Brynn Saito, hosted by Kate Gale
March 21st, 2013
Cornelia Street Café, New York City

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The New-New Formalists?
Ernest Hilbert with Kim Bridgford and Anna Evans
March 17th, 2013
Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia

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AOYotGE Publication and Elegies & Laments Record Release Party
Ernest Hilbert, guest readers Paul Siegell, Quincy R. Lehr, Kristine Young, music by East Coastamite and Legendary Misbehavior
Saturday, March 16th, 2013
Fergie’s Pub, Philadelphia

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2012

Poetry Northeast September 2012 Issue Publication Reading
Ernest Hilbert with Ben Mazer, Jill McDonough, and Afaa Michael Weaver
November 15th, 2012
Lindsay Chapel, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Studio Theater Reading for Faculty and Students
Ernest Hilbert
July 19th, 2012
Taylor Hall Theater, Western State University of Colorado

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2011

Ernest Hilbert Reads with Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra Conducted by Julian Wachner
December 26th, 2011
St. Paul’s Chapel / 9/11 Chapel, New York City

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Moonstone Arts Monthly Reading Series
Ernest Hilbert with Daniel Nester, Elizabeth Gold, David Yezzi
September 27th, 2011
Robin’s Books, Philadelphia

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Second Annual Writing in the Rockies Poetry Symposium
Ernest Hilbert with David Rothman, David Yezzi, and Marilyn Taylor
July 28th, 2011
Aspinall-Wilson Center, Western State University of Colorado

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Four Poets in Oxford
Ernest Hilbert with James Byrne, Katy Evans-Bush, and Niall McDevitt
June 12th, 2011
Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Walton Street, Oxford, England

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Meter Matters: A Reading of Contemporary Metrical Poetry
Ernest Hilbert, David Yezzi, Tom Sexton, and Rhina Espaillat, hosted by Bill Coyle
May 14th, 2011
Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Colonial Hall, Salem, Massachusetts

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You Were Born to Feel a Way You Don’t Have a Word For
Ernest Hilbert with Timothy Donnelly and Matthew Zapruder
April 12th, 2011
Robin’s Books, Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Free Library Monday Poets Reading Series
Ernest Hilbert with Nick Moudry
February 7th 2011
Skyline Room, Philadelphia Central Library, Philadelphia

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Fourth Annual Victory Collaborative: Celebrating Poetry and Beer, Sponsored by Think Journal
Ernest Hilbert with Bill Coyle, Anna Evans, April Lindner, James Matthew Wilson, Alfred Nicol and David Yezzi, hosted by Michael Peich and Christine Yurick
December 5th, 2011
Victory Brewing Company, 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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Boston Poetry Union Reading
Ernest Hilbert featured poet with Bill Coyle, and Daniel Pritchard
November 11th, 2010
Pierre Menard Gallery, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Carmine Street Metrics
Ernest Hilbert (accompanied on piano by David Rothman) with Nicholas Friedman
November 7th, 2011
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City

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2010

First Annual Writing in the Rockies Poetry Symposium
Ernest Hilbert with David Yezzi and David Rothman
July 30th, 2010
Prosser Theater, Western State University of Colorado

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Written Art Meets Liquid Art
Ernest Hilbert with Christine Klocek-Lim and Teresa Leo
July 28th, 2010
Earth, Bread, and Brewery, Philadelphia

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The Green Line Monthly Poetry Series
Ernest Hilbert with Deborah Fries hosted by Leonard Gontarek
June 15th, 2010
Green Line Café, Locust Street, Philadelphia

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Poets Down the Pub
Ernest Hilbert with Richard Price, Katy Evans-Bush, and Jon Stone
May 31st, 2010
Lamb’s Pub, Holborn, London

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Frequency North
Ernest Hilbert with Jericho Brown
March 18th, 2010
Events and Athletics Center, College of St. Rose, Albany, New York

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West Chester House Poetry Series
Ernest Hilbert with Jill Alexander Essbaum
March 24th, 2013
West Chester Poets House, West Chester University, Pennsylvania

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Red Hen in New York City 2010
Ernest Hilbert with Dave King
March 31st, 2010
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City

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Red Hen at the Ruskin
Ernest Hilbert with Tim Green
April 11th, 2010
Ruskin Arts Club, Los Angeles

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Poetry and Architecture, Lecture and Poetry Reading
Ernest Hilbert
January 28th, 2010
Blount Auditorium, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston

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2009

Swallow Anthology of New American Poets Publication Party and Reading
Ernest Hilbert with Ben Downing, Adam Kirsch, and Rachel Wetzsteon
December 2nd, 2009
Grolier Club, New York City

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POETRY: Boston Poetry Union Reading
Ernest Hilbert with Mark Schorr
November 12th, 2009
Pierre Menard Gallery, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Painted Bride Quarterly Presents
Ernest Hilbert with Lynn Levin
November 10th, 2009
Bubble House, Philadelphia

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Aim Your Arrows at the Sun Publication Party, LATR Editions
Ernest Hilbert with Heather Green and a Play by Liz Waldner
November 4th, 2009
Melville House Boos, Brooklyn

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KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series
Ernest Hilbert with Sharon Mesmer
October 18th, 2009
KGB Bar, New York City

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McSweeney’s Book Tour for Bill Cotter’s Novel Fever Chart
Ernest Hilbert with Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga
September 15th, 2009
Cyclops Books, Baltimore, Maryland

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McSweeney’s Book Tour for Bill Cotter’s Novel Fever Chart
Ernest Hilbert with Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga
September 14th, 2009
Robin’s Books, Philadelphia

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“Reclaim the Sonnet”: Fourteen Poets Read Sonnets, Traditional and Experimental
Ernest Hilbert, featured poet, with thirteen other poets including Roddy Lumsden, Christopher Reid, and Clare Pollard
July 18th, 2009
Lemon Monkey Café, London

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West Chester Poetry Conference Friday Night Reading
Ernest Hilbert with Joshua Mehigan and Jill Alexander Essbaum
June 10th, 2009
Swope Music Hall, West Chester University, Pennsylvania

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First Books Panel, West Chester Poetry Conference
Ernest Hilbert with Jehanne Dubrow and others
June 8th, 2009
Sykes Union Theater, West Chester University, Pennsylvania

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London Calling
Ernest Hilbert with Katy Evans-Bush and Ruth Fainlight
June 2nd, 2009
The Wheatsheaf Pub, London

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Ernest Hilbert as Special Guest for “The Lewis Episodes” with the Band Mercury Radio Theater
May 8th, 2009
Khyber Pass Rock Club, Philadelphia

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Newburyport Literary Festival
Ernest Hilbert
April 24th, 2009
Congregationalist Church, Newbury, Massachusetts

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An Evening of New Poetry, National Poetry Month
Ernest Hilbert with Lynn Levin, and Paul Siegell
April 16th, 2009
Head House Books, Philadelphia

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Red Hen in New York City, 2009
Ernest Hilbert with Elise Paschen, Tim Green, and Greg Sanders
April 3rd, 2009
KGB Bar, New York City

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Sixty Sonnets Publication Party
Ernest Hilbert introduced by Alice Quinn
April 2nd, 2009
Telephone Bar, New York City

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Head House Monthly Reading Series
Ernest Hilbert with Paul Siegell
October 16th, 2009
Head House Books, Philadelphia

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2008

Red Hen in New York City, Fall 2008
Ernest Hilbert with Michael Quadland and Adam Kirsch
September 14th, 2008
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City

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Highwire Gallery Arts Festival
Ernest Hilbert with Paul Siegell
September 6th, 2008
Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia

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Hilbert at Bowery Poetry Club 2013

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