All of You on the Good Earth

Sonnet by Ernest Hilbert

15 x 11 inches (oblong). Broadside sonnet, with an illustration of a data punch card by Robert James Algeo, printed letterpress by David Wolfe at Wolfe Editions, Portland, Maine. [Detail illustrated above (reduced)].

50 numbered copies on fine grey printmaking paper, bottom edge untrimmed, signed by the author ; 2 unnumbered copies hors série, signed by author and publisher.

Out of print.

Inquiries to :
Henry Wessells
P.O. Box 43072, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-0072 USA
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Published 31 December 2008
in Upper Montclair and Philadelphia
by Temporary Culture.

Ernest Hilbert is the editor of the Contemporary Poetry Review . His poetry has appeared in the Yale Review , Parnassus , and the New Republic . He was educated at the University of Oxford, where he edited the Oxford Quarterly . “ All of You on the Good Earth ” will appear in his collection While You Were Out , forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2011.
The title of the sonnet is the concluding phrase of a message of goodwill broadcast from Apollo 8 by commander Frank Borman (1968).

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