The mythology of failure, especially in love, is a frequent motif in Jack Gilbert's poetry.
Brian Yapko – My Hunger for You
With his poem My Hunger for You, Brian Yapko presents a desperate and generally unsuccessful search for God.
Jack Gilbert – Failing and Flying
Fearing future outcomes should not stop us from pouring ourselves fully into today. As Jack Gilbert reminds us: 'Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.'