After years of decline, poetry is once again regaining its rightful place in the field of popular art and entertainment. This growth has been spurred on by the advent of social networking, which has made it possible for groups of poets to emerge, led by poets who are confident and at ease with their art. One among these is author Alan Gilbert.
Way beyond Words: Poetry on Reflection is Gilbert’s fourth book of poetry—a collection of poems covering a myriad of feelings and emotions. Gilbert has been influenced by the romantic poets as well as more contemporary writers such as Phillip Larkin. He has developed a unique way of exploring evocative poetry in his range and style.
Rejecting the obscure language that has deterred readers in the past in favour of poetry that speaks to the soul, Gilbert has created artful poems that hold an immediate, powerful appeal and evoke intense feelings. Examining topics from love lost to a brightly shooting star, the poetry in Way beyond Words seeks to inspire all to explore the wide range of human emotions.
Alan Gilbert was born in Southampton, England, and was educated at the Open University, earning a double BA in psychology and art. He began writing poetry in 1984. He retired from his career with an international company to focus on writing and publishing his work. He is married with three grown children and still lives in Southampton. This is his fourth published work.