Fall 2023


Fall Poet in Residence
Ernest Hilbert
November 7-20, 2023

The West Chester University Poetry Center is pleased to welcome Ernest Hilbert as Fall 2023 Poet in Residence. Hilbert will visit campus during the month of November both in person and virtually to meet with students, host craft talks, and hold readings which are open to the public.

ErnieHilbertErnest Hilbert is the author of the poetry collections Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, Caligulan—selected as winner of the 2017 Poets’ Prize—and Last One Out. His fifth book, Storm Swimmer, was selected by Rowan Ricardo Phillips as the winner of the 2022 Vassar Miller Prize and appeared in 2023. He lives in Philadelphia where he works as a rare book dealer and book critic for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fine Books and Collections. His poem “Mars Ultor” was included in Best American Poetry 2018, and his poems appear in Yale Review, American Poetry Review, BOMB, Harvard Review, Parnassus, Sewanee Review, Hudson Review, Boston Review, The New Republic, American Scholar, and the London Review. In 2023 he was awarded the Meringoff Writing Award for Poetry from the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Visit him at www.ernesthilbert.com

Tuesday, November 7th - 7:30pm - Opening Reading - Special Collections Library - Open to Public

Wednesday, November 8th - 12:00pm - English Department Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Wednesday, November 8th - 3:00pm - Meet and Greet with Reading in DCAP

Wednesday, November 8th - 6:30pm - Graduate Student Craft Talk and Reception - Main Hall Rm 200 - Open to Public
Tuesday, November 14th - Virtual Rare Book Talk - 7:00pm ZOOM LINK
Thursday, November 16th - Virtual Interview with Luke Stromberg - 7:00pm ZOOM LINK
Monday, November 20th - 3:30pm - CARHU FYE Class and Residency Closing Reading - Main Hall 168 - Open to Public


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