On the poetry of Gerry Grubbs;
“At the heart of this entanglement between nature and self, between memory and existence, lies mystery….(And)…we are invited to join…on a different journey.” —Joseph Tomain
“I realize that The Palace Of Flowers is actually a book about a specific Desire to collapse time so there is no distance. (It) succeeds because it offers poems so lovely the reader easily inhabits them.” —Eileen Tabios
Gerry Grubbs was a finalist for the 2016 Ohioana Library poetry book of the year for his collection The Hive is a Book we Read for its Honey. His poems have appeared in over 300 journals and reviews including The Bitter Oleander, The Cream City Review, Mudfish and more. This is his sixth book to be published by Dos Madres Press. He also has a new and selected, Radiant Kingdoms, from The Legal Studies Forum. His new book, LEARNING A NEW WAY TO LISTEN deals with grief and its aftermath. How grief grows out of love, is love, and how grief yields a greater love. Leading to the realization that nothing is ever lost.