Stricken is captivating, this collection takes us to the deepest places grief can touch our lives.
”Gail Gauldin Moore’s Stricken is truly captivating. It’s also perfectly timed for a society shaken by all manner of plagues. “Eternity,” she writes, “is a spasm in a Petri dish.” Everywhere throughout this collection, Moore’s poetry is at once prescient and inquisitive, deftly embodying the beguilement of the day. At it’s heart, however, it is a study of personal loss, a tribute to love’s inevitable wound. “For me, the best thing now / is coping with the worst thing.” There is potent medicine here. Moore is at the height of her art.”
- Brendan Constantine, author of Dementia, My Darling
Gail Gauldin Moore was a voiceless poet all of her life, having had writer's block for over fifty years. She finally starting writing after a vision of a strange animal emerged from and cave and began shaking off its wool. She was a licensed therapist for over thirty years, received a certificate in Theological Studies from Sewanee, University of the South, and was an adjunct professor for The University of La Verne. She thinks poetry should strive to remain what it was once thought to be, "the highest of the literary arts" and likes this summation of the poetic process by Galway Kinnell: