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Gail Peck is an award-winning author who's published nine books of poetry: An Instant Out Of TImeThe Braided Light, Within Two Rooms, Counting The Lost, From Terezin, Thirst, Foreshadow, Drop Zone, and New River. She has published numerous poems in various journals.  Her poems and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, The Greensboro Review, The Louisville Review, Cimarron Review, Comstock Review, Brevity, Connotation Press: An Online ArtifactNimrod, and numerous other journals. Poems have also appeared in the anthologies The Southern Poetry Review Anthology, Word and Witness: 100 Years of Poetry in North Carolina (Carolina Academic Press); Uncommon Place: An Anthology of Louisiana Poets (LSU Press); After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events (Sante Lucia Books).



Artist's Statement


Poetry for me is a way of life, as I have been writing it for over 40 years.  While I don't have a set time to write, the writing gets done, and feeds me as surely as food.  Autobiography has been a huge subject, but I've branched out to other topics.  I am highly endebted to all the people who've helped me along the way.  I see poetry as a spiritual endeavor that reaches for a higher element than is usally available to the human consciousness.  When in the throes of writing all time disappears: I am tethered to words, yet floating away into something bigger than myself.  After the polishing is done, I am ready to give this to the world, and hope it will be revceived as a gift.    

If you have always wanted to ask me something, now is the time to go for it!


E-mail me: gailpeck4428@gmail.com


Poetry has recently appeared in Comstock Review, Nimrod, and Apple Valley Review.<< New text box >>

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Poems "My Mother's Last Days"; "Lunch Box from Hiroshima"; "Starving Child and Vulture" in Kakalak, 2021, 2022, 2023. Poems "War Orphan, Poland, 1948" &"Saipan, North Mariana Islands, 1944" in Consquence: A Journal of War and Geopolitical Violence; Poems "Young Girl in a Backyard Pool";"Illinois State Schools for the Retarded"; in Book of Matches.


Poems (4) in Nazuri


Poems in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature


Poems in Fredricksburg Art and Literary Review: www.fredricksburg.com


Poem in Shanti Arts: www.shantiarts.com


Poem in Haunted Waters Press: www.hauntedwaterspress.com


My essay "View From a Different Chair" is online at The Keeping Room Blog: http://www.minerva rising.com  


My essay "Photograph Where I am Permed" is online at 6/23/2018: www.ekphrasitc review.net 


My poem "The Perfume I Never Gave My Mother" is online at www.applevalleyreview and has been nominated for Best of the Net 2019



My essay "Child Waiting" is online at www.applevalleyreview.com

and was nominated for "Best of the Net," and cited as notable for "The Best American Essays, 2013."