Sarah Gilbert's chapbook of poetry, Tendril: Living with Lynch Syndrome was published by Finishing Line Press in 2015. The poems in this collection center on her experiences with cancer but, ultimately, portray a love of life. In describing the collection, poet Bruce Dethlefsen wrote that Gilbert's poems "can cut with the power and precision of the surgeon's scalpel and yet be rich with tenderness and intimacy."
In addition to her chapbook, Gilbert's work has appeared in publications including: Fox Cry Review, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Calendar, Faith of Followers, and YourDailyPoem.com.
She returned to writing poetry in response to her second cancer arising from Lynch Syndrome, a hereditary cancer syndrome. Her other poems come out of the sweep of life, from childhood to marriage and parenting, aging and dying parents, and observations of nature.
Gilbert serves as the Central Fox Valley region VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, coordinates the Fox Valley Poetry Series monthly poetry readings, and is the Wisconsin representative of Lynch Syndrome International. She lives in Appleton with her husband, two daughters, three cats, and one dog.