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

Risk, Courage and Women: Contemporary Voices in Prose and Poetry

Edited by Karen A. Waldron et al
University of North Texas Press
“Best of the Best” from American University Presses 2008

Traveling Words

Conversion: The Trail of a Resident Alien

“As it opened, the cycle of the book also closes with the words of Dr. Maya Angelou. Reflecting that each of us has gradually become ‘a bordered country,’ she proclaims the words of ‘A Rock, A River, A Tree’ to put war aside. Her words are music to the writers of this book, as they have crossed so many borders and long for a peace to finally be themselves.
Umberto Eco noted, ‘The reader completes the text.’ We hope that you, our readers, will complete the text of your own life by following the journeys of these courageous women.”
–Karen Waldron in the introduction