Gillian Prew’s “In the Broken Things” is a collection of verse which brings together a series of poems inspired by dreams and a series of poetry abstracts. Gillian Prew is adept at the art of poetry, as displayed by her subtle, yet masterful use of language, literary device and images. Gillian, quite organically, spins sophisticated verse with an artistry that is familiar to the common reader. Prew’s approach to staples of philosophical and poetic thought hackneyed by the marriage of art/business, such as: love, sex and the questions of life curve expectations. The tone of many of these pieces is a sobering and dulcet mix, but it is this realistic expression that offers a nostalgic response not lustered by pretense. “In The Broken Things” by Gillian Prew is real verse, by one of this generation’s best, unknown poets; an illumination into the soul, a captured essence of the human condition.