GUEST: ERNEST HILBERT
[REBROADCAST] 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. Hilbert spoke to Marty this spring.