from Main Street Rag Publishing.
"The poems in Gail Hosking's new book, Retrieval, are like the survival kits her soldier father assembles. Hosking writes deftly and vulnerably, struggling to reconcile her father's death in Vietnam and its emotional aftermath with her country's willful amnesia for that war. Rage and love, battlefield and homefront, death and birth "entwine like slender snakes" in these poems that I'll carry from now on in my own survival kit for living." Trish Crapo
antholoy published by Outpost 19
edited by Faulkner, Mundall, and Olsen
available through Amazon.com and http://outpost19.com/NothingShortOf/
anthology of poems edited by Smith and Metres
Bottom Dog Press
my poem "Teacups in the Air" is included in this anthology.
New Women's Voices Series/Finishing Line Press
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. "
“Destiny assigns the daughters of fallen soldiers the most painful duty, to transform the eternally accumulating sorrows of war into a healing sense of peace, recovery, and reunion. After all these many years of America’s half-hearted reconciliations, public and private, Gail Hosking closes the circle on the Vietnam era and our fragmented culture’s long convalescence, providing it once and for all the terminal punctuation.”
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.
Anthology edited by Karen A. Waldron et al
University of North Texas Press
“Best of the Best from American University Presses" 2008
"Gail Hosking follows the pull of the tiger that immerses her in her own voice and takes it forward to unknown places."