Hilbert has published essays and reviews on a variety of literary topics and authors, including 18th-century reading habits, mass market horror novels, the history of illustrated dust jackets, hobo literature, The Library of Congress, literary relics, Edward Gorey, illuminated Armenian Gospels, librarian spies in the Second World War, Kevin Young, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Richard Wilbur, Helen Vendler, Geoffrey Hill, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bogan, Muriel Rukeyser, Thom Gunn, Jay Parini, Kathleen Jamie, Peter Davison, Louis MacNeice, Frederick Seidel, John Updike, Anne Carson, W.H. Auden, Randall Jarrell, Donald Hall, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, Gertrude Stein, Robert Lowell, Willard Spiegelman, Michael Dirda, Anne Sexton, Recorded Poetry in Diverse Media, Alberto Manguel, Billy Collins, Stephen Spender, James Merrill, Poetry and Internet Technology, Brooks Haxton, Kenneth Koch, Franz Wright, Mark Strand, Michael Schmidt, and Anne Carson. He has also supplied introductions to popular editions in the Canterbury Classics series (Baker and Taylor) for Tolstoy’s War and Peace (2011), four Charles Dickens novels (2012), four Jules Verne novels (2013), and Classic Tales of Horror (2015).

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