|ABOUT JOHN GILGUN|
The Moby Dick Poems
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Critics have variously called his work eloquent, imaginative, arresting, and beautiful. His first book, Everything That Has Been Shall Be Again: The Reincarnation Fables of John Gilgun (Bieler Press, 1981) won multiple awards for its design and content, and the novel, Music I Never Dreamed Of (Amethyst Press, 1989), was nominated for both the Lambda Literary Award as the best gay novel of the year and the American Library Associations Gay and Lesbian Task Force Award. Writing for The James White Review, Richard Hall comments that Music I Never Dreamed Of is a quietly brilliant, flawlessly executed account of growing up gay in South Boston in the 1950s. We are back in the golden age of gay literature....
from Jonathan Alexanders Introduction to John Gilgun in The Rhino Poet, A Festschrift in Honor of John Gilgun (also available from Pecan Grove Press)
If all you had was a harpoon,
How does Jeff get the necessary grieving done?
Yes, mind invariably takes the shape of music,
Mind has assumed the shape of a whale.