005 One is Found First/ Gaelan Gilbert December 2018
New Book/ Release Date to be Announced
About the Book Gaelan Gilbert’s poetry imitates the process of living growth. In his work, imagery, allusion, and rhyme accumulate with ardent momentum, syntactic branches and leaves unfurling from the root and ground of lived experience. Like a wave adapting its contours to an unseen continental shelf, or a liturgical procession marching and swaying on its course, these poems move.
This collection’s title, One Is Found First, implies a relationship with and movement toward what is beyond oneself. It evokes the spiritual axiom that each seeker is first sought; that God initiates the process of communion, finding us so that we may find Him: “not just knowing about, but being known,” as one poem in the volume puts it. These poems strive to explore and reflect such paradoxes of encounter and transformation.
About the Poet Gaelan Gilbert is the Headmaster of Christ the Savior Academy in Wichita, KS, and Visiting Professor of Arts & Humanities at the University of Saint Katherine in San Diego, CA. He has studied and taught in Greece, France, England, and Canada. His poetry has appeared in journals such as St. Katherine Review, The Latent Print, Stroboscope, and Windhover. He lives with his wife Megan and their three children. He is a tonsured Reader in the Orthodox Church.
One Is Found First will be available in a softcover edition. Additionally, a limited hardcover edition of 25 copies, numbered and signed by the poet, will be offered.
All Poetry and Artwork: copyright 2018 by Gaelan Gilbert. All rights reserved.