Big Four Partner Becomes Two-Time Self-Published Poet
KPMG Partner T.H. Gillis Publishes New Collection of Original Poetry
By: TH Gillis
Prior to the start of the pandemic in 2020, Gillis set out to contemplate his daily scenery and write one poem per week without self-judgment or unhealthy self-criticism. The practice evolved into a journey of self-discovery, giving way to the compilation of Eye Sight.
Gillis discovered his interest and gift for poetry later in life, following a thirty-year career in accounting and tax law. By training, he is a global business person and works as a managing partner at one of the most prominent accounting firms in the world. But despite his business career, Gillis sought a new outlet; one that led to self-contemplation.
"I needed some way to process life, as it happens to be. Through the ups and downs. As it is," said Gillis. "Writing poetry allowed me the opportunity to more fully experience my surroundings and circumstances, and to say things that I can't communicate any other way."
Gillis' poetry has resonated with critics and the public alike. William Paul Young, New York Times best-selling author of The Shack and Eve, praises Gillis' Eye Sight: "A seasoned poet takes the usual and seemingly mundane and with the sharp edges of words in a craftsman's hand scrapes its surface to reveal the true, the real and all that is finally too astonishing and too beautiful for words," Young writes. "Tim Gillis is a seasoned-by-
Eye Sight is Gillis' second self-published collection of poems. He also authored Evensong: Poems for Pilgrims, which was published in 2017. Gillis will donate all book proceeds from Eye Sight and Evensong to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (https://www.bbrfoundation.org/
About T.H. Gillis
With over 30 years of professional experience as an auditor, lawyer, tax and technology professional, Gillis has served in many diverse industries and led several KPMG businesses locally, nationally, and globally. Gillis enjoys serving the community and was recently invited to join the Board of Visitors of the Georgetown University Law Center, where his term will officially begin July 1, 2021. Find out more at www.thgillis.us.
About the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness.