Tuesday, November 13, 2012

News at Eleven (Back Page): Yes, Jack Gilbert. That's yours.

The poet is 87 and small in his wheelchair, mostly unable to talk, his brain diminished by disease. He is dying. But as for anyone with Alzheimer's or its variants, the end has not come quickly. It is a long receding.

The visitor holding his arm is the most important person in his life, one of his three great loves, the poet Linda Gregg.

from Los Angeles Times: Poet Jack Gilbert's time of triumph and loss


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