D. Walsh Gilbert

Author of ‘Once the Earth had Two Moons

D. WALSH GILBERT is the author of Ransom and forthcoming in 2022, an all-ekphrastic poetry collection, imagine the small bones (Grayson Books).

A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of The Ekphrastic Review’s 2021 “Bird Watching” contest, her work has recently appeared in Gleam, The Lumiere Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Riverbed Review, Peeking Cat Poetry, and the anthology, Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis, among others. 

She serves on the board of the non-profit, Riverwood Poetry Series, and as co-editor of Connecticut River Review.

The howl of monstrous silence at midnight.
A woman delivers a silver tray
of clouds cushioning the moon’s last phase

like a slice of honeydew on whipped cream.
She opens me whole—a folded paper-doll
cut so neatly along a lead-pencil outline.

(Excerpt from ‘The Bedside Nurse’)

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