poetry chapbook (2014)
"Gail Hosking’s poems grapple with the tug of memory, love and loneliness as they explore her father’s military service in Vietnam, his ultimate death there and the affect that his loss had on his family. Whether she is kneeling to light incense at the Quon Loi airstrip or remembering her high school job flipping burgers, Hosking is observant, calm. But don’t be fooled: Hosking’s is a gutsy calm borne of looking difficulty in the face and of consciously taming her own anguish and anger, emotions that run deep in her like the uncontrolled cheetahs she dreams of setting loose on Nixon’s golden retriever. And Hosking’s humor, which rises unexpectedly and satisfyingly, comes from the same hard-earned place. " Trish Crapo
“Now I have prepared your body properly for burial. What was once blown apart by war has been made whole again.”
–Gail Hosking
Poetry Anthology
Anthology of women's voices
“Gail Hosking follows the pull of the tiger that immerses her in her own voice and takes it forward to unknown places.”
–Karen Waldron

Visiting Frost: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Robert Frost

University of Iowa Press, edited by Coghill and Tammaro

“I’ve been reading the poems in this remarkable anthology with pleasure for the past month or so, freshly struck by the force of Robert Frost as an influence on modern and contemporary poets. Frost remains a touchstone for many—if not most—poets who come after him. That so many interesting and strong poets have reached back into his work self-consciously and audaciously is the interesting news delivered by this book, and this news is likely to inspire and entertain a wide range of readers.
‘There is a singer everyone has heard,’ and that singer is Robert Frost. He had a lovely, strong, passionate, idiosyncratic, violent, sharp, deep, whimsical, witty, and wise voice. The reality presented by this anthology is that many gifted poets have listened to his songs, and they have found the tunes marvelous, and they have chosen to respond to those airs in their own measure, in their own strong voices. In this there is cause for celebration.”
–Jay Parini