Gail Hosking was born on an army base and continued her childhood as a military brat, living in southern Germany for a good part. She attended Alfred University, holds an MFA from Bennington College, and taught at Rochester Institute of Technology for 15 years. Her books include the memoir Snake's Daughter: The Roads in and out of War (U of Iowa Press) and The Tug, a poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press. Her essays and poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Post Road, River Teeth, Solstice, Ellipsis, Upstreet, Lillith Magazine, Cream City Review, Passages North, Consequence Magazine and The Threepenny Review. Several pieces have been anthologized. The latest is in Nothing Short of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story, edited by Faulkner, Mundall and Olsen (Outpost 19).
Her awards include the Kearse Distinguished Lecture Award at RIT; "most notable" in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015; a special mention in 2002 Pushcart Anthology; and writing residencies at Ragdale, Vermont Studio and Saltonstall. Her work was a finalist in the Marsh Creek Press poetry contest 2013, The River Teeth essay contest 2012, Center for Book Arts poetry chapbook contest 2012, and the Iowa Review creative nonfiction contest 2012.
She lives in Rochester, NY and continues to write, teach and edit.
Three essays forthcoming in: Post Road, terrain.org, and Adelaide Magazine.