by Patrick Gillespie
As its title suggests Opening Book is the first published selection of Patrick Gillespie’s work. His poems, written over the last decade—35 of them in all—range from a few spare lines of Haiku to “All Hallows Eve,” a full narrative that as Richard Wilbur notes, harkens back to Coleridge and Keats “with the summoning of a lover upon a traditional eve.”
Gillespie’s work has appeared in such publications as the New England Review, the Formalist, the Threepenny Review, Singular Speech Press and the Red Candle Press.
Born in Germany, Gillespie earned his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and his M.A. in childrens literature from Simmons College. He currently lives in Vermont.