A. E. Stallings on Ernest Hilbert’s Last One Out

Last One Out by Ernest Hilbert Measure Press (2019) 102 pages Ernest Hilbert is not an optimist. In his latest collection, Last One Out, the...
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Ernest Hilbert

I dropped awake and felt it was a dream, / Or seemed to be. I dreamed our prey / Was waiting, just like us, for something too.

Ernest Hilbert

We’ve entered the land of Jesus, Jacuzzis, / And jet skis.

Friday Pick: All of You on the Good Earth by Ernest Hilbert

It is refreshing to read poetry that doesn't have to bullshit about what it is. Hilbert can write a sonnet that sounds so natural - and so casually American - that heard aloud, one might not even recognize it for what it is. Or rather, one would recognize it for exactly what it is: great poetry.

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