Gail Gilliland

Gail Gilliland

The Demon of Longing

Being A Minor Writer


Gail Gilliland's poems and stories have been in a number of journals. Her books are The Demon of Longing: 14 Stories (Carnegie Mellon University Press Series in Short Fiction, 2002) and a poetics/​memoir, Being A Minor Writer (University of Iowa Press, 1994). She is currently working on a collection of linked stories exploring different points of view in family narratives most recently "Propinquity" in Blueline (SUNY-Potsdam) and "Out Here in California" in Soundings East (Salem State U-MA). She has four poems in the anthology, The Widows' Handbook, Jacqueline Lapidus and Lise Menn, eds. (Kent State U. Press, 2014).

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