First Amazon Customer Review
Gillman’s book is deeply felt and sensitively written. The poems are about his father, a former concert pianist who is dying (and dies) in a state of Alzheimer’s. The contrasts between who the man was, with all his difficult qualities, versus who the man laying there seems to be are painfully filled with clear-eyed observations by Gillman–who, at one or two points, wonders if the same fate may be awaiting him. I loved this book and I don’t usually read poetry.