Vale John Gilbert…

john gilbert

 

Long-standing FSP member and friend John Gilbert collapsed and died suddenly on Saturday 28th November. He was a regular not only at FSP but other SA poetry groups including the Hills Group and Gawler Poets.

As FSP Convenor, Paul Wilkins says, “his work had a certain sincere simplicity, usually in ballad form, which was often in touch with the fundamentals of human experience  with wide appeal to an immediate audience. He was a person who did much for others and too often proably gave himself and his own interests secondary consideration.”

Thanks to Martin Christmas for the recent picture of John, which captures him perfectly…