Poetry, Reflections and Articles by Garrett Lambrev

Garry Lambrev

Garrett Ivan Lambrev, “Garry” to his friends, was the first person to meet Jim Jones and join Peoples Temple after the exodus from Indiana to the west coast. A recent dropout from a doctoral program in history at Stanford and seasoned peace activist, he thought he had found in Peoples Temple the realization of all his dreams. His passage through Peoples Temple stormy, but he didn’t finally cut the umbilical cord until apprised of what he still considers “torture”in the summer of 1976. Today he’s a semi retired public librarian, living in Oaktown, California, who operates an online used book business through Amazon Marketplace. He’s always been a poet and recently published his first collection, Dogstar and Poems from Other Planets: 1964-1989 (Beatitude, 2007). He can be reached at garrett1926@comcast.net.

Patty Cartmell: A Long Overdue Appreciation (2021)

Remembering Michael Klingman (2018)

The Tale of the Tape (2013)

Pilgrimage Through Richmond and Lynn to Crete: What God Did and Didn’t Want Us to Know (2013)

Joe Phillips: A Reflection (2013)

Youth Theatre Makes Peoples Temple Breathe Again (2013)

Reflections On The Jonestown Library: A Response To The Work Of Nicola Bergström Hansen (2012)

Remarks at May 29, 2011 Jonestown Memorial Dedication Service (2011)

Hammering (2010)

My Friend Teresa King: From the Avenue of the Fleas to Jonestown (2010)

Coming Out a Second Time (2010)

Independence Day Celebration (2009)

The Final Punchline (2008)

The Board (Of Elders) (2007)

A Tribute to Michael Bellefountaine (2007)

A Peoples Temple survivor remembers (2006)

The Living Word and Me: The Limits of Anarchism in Peoples Temple (2005)

What Does The People’s Temple Do For Our Understanding of the Real Thing? (2005)

Questions That Remain (2003) _