Carmine Street Metrics

Sun, 03 November 2013 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

A poetry reading, plus open mic for metrical poetry. $10.

Featuring Poets Ernest Hilbert and Rick Mullin.

Ernest Hilbert's debut collection Sixty Sonnets (2009) was described by X.J. Kennedy as "among the most arresting sequence we have had since John Barryman checked out of America." His second collection, All of You on the Good Earth" (2013), has been hailed as a "wonder of a book", "original and essential", and an example of "sheer mastery of poetic form," containing "some of the most elegant poems in American literature since the loss of Anthony Hecht." His poems have appeared in several anthologies, including Swallow Anthology of New American Poets (2009), Two Weeks: A Digital Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (2011), and two Penguin anthologies, Poetry: A Pocket Anthology and Literature: A Pocket Anthology (2011). He hosts the popular blog and works as an antiquarian book dealer in Philadelphia where he lives with his wife, an archeologist.

Rick Mullin's collection, Coelacanth was published this year by Dos Madres Press. His epic poem, Soutine, on the life of the Belorussian painter Chaim Soutine, was published in 2012 by Dos Madres, and his book-length poem, Huncke, was published in 2012 by Seven Towers, Dublin. Rick has two chapbooks, Aquinas Flinched (2008) and The Stones Jones Canzones (2012), published by the Modern Metrics imprint of Exot Books and Finishing Line Press, respectively. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Raintown Review, American Arts Quarterly, Epiphany and the forthcoming Rabbit Ears, the first ever anthology all about TV. In addition to writing poetry, Rick is a painter and journalist.