Week 18 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Jeffrey Gilbert

Mystical Musings is a chapbook that contains the ruminations of a modern spirit. Jeffrey Gilbert has found his way to Love/Wisdom through binaural beats, plant medicines, meditation, Christian College where he got my Bachelors Degree in Bible/Philosophy, living in a Charismatic house church and holding “free healing” signs at the boardwalk where they lay on hands, travelling in a school bus to Costa Rica, ministering in the garbage dumps in the Phillipines, dancing at Electric Forest, being married twice, skating parking garages all night in San Diego, reading (and experiencing) A Course of Love, A Course in Miracles, Conversations with God, The Way of Mastery, etc. all of in which he could taste the words of divine flow down his spine. Gilbert has put together some of his poems here with an intergalactic portal at the end. So if you’re into feeling happy, while exploring the angst of losing your religion these are some reflections of being there in the corner.”

New entries – Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde at No.6, Over The Skin by Carole Bulewski at No.7, #KillAllPoets by Kneel Downe and Susan Omand at No.9 and Colouring Walls by Stella Tripp at No.10.

Leading publishers –Holllyridge Press, Sampson Low, Pluto Press and CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2 entries each).

Leading authors – Oscar Wilde and Kneel Downe (2 publications each)


1 (2) Mystical Musings – Jeffrey Gilbert (Independently published, 2 April 2017)

2 (3) Poems for Political DisasterTimothy Donnelly, Bk Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord (Boston Review, 20 Jan. 2017) 

3 (5) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)

4 (10) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

5 (1) Pack Mentality – Kneel Downe (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 11 April 2017)

6 (-) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)

7 (-) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)

8 (4) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)

9 (-) #KillAllPoets – Kneel Downe and Susan Omand (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 31 Jan. 2017)

10 (-) Colouring Walls – Stella Tripp  (Sampson Low Ltd, 9 Feb. 2017)

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