Gary J Boelhower- Poet- Author-Teacher

Gary Boelhower

Gary J. Boelhower, PhD is a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, teacher, workshop facilitator and speaker. His recent books include: A Common Thirst, Step Close In, Naming Rites: Poems, Choose Wisely: Practical Insights from Spiritual Traditions, Mountain 10: Climbing the Labyrinth Within (with Joe Miguez and Tricia Pearce), and Marrow, Muscle, Flight: Poems which won the Midwest Book Award.

As Professor Emeritus at The College of St. Scholastica he continues to teach health humanities; healthcare ethics; living, dying and grieving; and leadership and wholeness.

He has keynoted international and national conferences and leads workshops throughout the United States on wise decision making, the Mountain 10 process for listening to inner wisdom, professional ethics, creativity and writing, creating the respectful workplace, leading a life of meaning and purpose, and authentic leadership.

Julie Gard

Author of Home Studies

About Naming Rites:

“Gary Boelhower’s poems resist convention and confinement even as they speak deeply of and from history, family and community. Naming Rites is an important and sustaining book for our times, with its ‘cadence that calls us into the streets with voices/of protest and hope.’”

Connie Wanek

Author of On Speaking Terms and Hartley Field

About Marrow, Muscle, Flight:

“A passionate heart finds expression in Marrow, Muscle, Flight. Gary Boelhower is extraordinarily attuned to the lyrical: ‘clear syllables/of spring rain sing on the warm/shingles,’ or ‘…loss is the cost/of love…’ As in the meditations of the metaphysical poet, George Herbert, the earthly and the divine merge in these moving poems.”

Larry C. Spears

Author/editor of The Spirit of Servant-Leadership and president of the Spears Center for
Servant-Leadership, Gonzaga University

About Choose Wisely:

“Gary Boelhower’s Choose Wisely combines persuasive prose and inspiring verse to create a splendid work filled with power and hope. Drawing upon diverse wisdom sources, including Robert Greenleaf and servant-leadership, Boelhower describes five spiritual principles that aid in the making of caring decisions, and then shows us how to use them effectively. This book also demonstrates how wisdom literature may be applied to our personal lives and within organizations, for the betterment of humanity.”

Judi Neal

Author of Edgewalkers: People and Organizations that Take Risks,
Build Bridges and Break New Ground

About Mountain 10:

“There is something in the physicality of the LABgraphic, combined with the repetition of reflections and questions that takes you deeper and deeper into your own soul journey. I came away from Mountain 10 with new insights about my life and work.”