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Meet Poet Ernest Hilbert

April 16, 2013

GUEST: ERNEST HILBERT

Many years ago our guest ERNEST HILBERT washed dishes after college to make ends meet – he would tape a poem on the dishwasher and memorize it to inspire him, like many artists before him, to keep his dream of becoming a poet alive. After he received an acceptance letter to Oxford University in England, he took that as a ‘ticket to get out of Dodge,’ or Philadelphia. Hilbert returned to Philly, armed with a PhD., and has produced two collections of poetry including the new All of You on the Good Earth, and spoken word album, Elegies and Laments. Elegies and Laments is a musical score to his first poetry collection, Sixty Sonnets. His work has appeared in many publications including American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Yale Review and Harvard Review.

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