One of the best poets I've ever read.
I highly recommend this book of poetry to anyone who enjoys the genre or even someone who wants to simply get a large taste of one of the great poets of our time.
Jack Gilbert's Collected Poems are so very rich that individual poems almost have to be read with a certain amount of space between them.
Jack Gilbert decided to be a wandering troubadour to escape the academic strangulation of college teaching and the narrowed vision of remaining stuck in the USA, so his poetry... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beverley R. Enright
After dismissing the first poems in this collection as obtuse, I truned to selections from the later books of Gilbert's and found them poignant and provocative. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Willaim Carpenter
I have never loved poetry in particular, but Jack Gilbert actually changed my life. His collected works are amazing, but pace yourself. You'll be heartbroken when you finish.Published 8 months ago by Emlington
Every great writer makes you think at the time you're reading him or her that they're the greatest writer of all time, because they give you such a complete world view. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dale W. Boyer
So glad I found Gilbert. I never "got" poetry, until I began reading his later poems, describing the many cabins, chalets, and farm houses in which he lived, all over the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
For me the late poems were worth the price of the book, but following an unusual life through a progression of poems was also worthwhile.Published 12 months ago by Woodsy Wilds
My husband and I read poetry at night. This book is one in our collection and we enjoy it very much. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Judith Fox
Always interesting. Gilbert's poems are simply not like anyone else's. They go different places, by different routes. Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Herz
I read Jack Gilbert's obit a couple of months ago in "The Week" magazine. I was able to get his collected poems, hundreds of them, for a reasonable price on Kindle. Read morePublished 18 months ago by stephanie mathison