Ernest Hilbert

Ernest Hilbert’s poetry has appeared in The New Republic, The Boston Review, Poetry Daily, LIT, Pleiades, McSweeney’s, The American Scholar, Verse, Fence, and Volt. He is the editor of NC, an annual journal of new writing, and is the managing editor of the Contemporary Poetry Review. He is a regular reviewer for the New York Sun and hosted an evening of new American writing, titled The Future Knows Everything, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He will appear in the anthology . . . And Gentlemen: 25 Younger American Male Poets from Stride books in the UK in 2005. Hilbert received his doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, where he earlier completed a Master’s Degree and founded the Oxford Quarterly. As a librettist, he is a frequent collaborator with the composer Daniel Felsenfeld. Two of their operas were performed this past season at The Kitchen in Chelsea and by the New York City Opera at Symphony Space. He is an agent at Bauman Rare Books in Philadelphia and New York City, where he specializes in twentieth-century manuscripts and first editions of poetry and fiction.