Gail Gilliland

Gail Gilliland

The Demon of Longing

Being A Minor Writer


Gail Gilliland's poems and stories have appeared in many journals. Her books include The Demon of Longing: 14 Stories (Carnegie Mellon University Press Series in Short Fiction) and a poetics/​memoir, Being A Minor Writer (University of Iowa Press). She recently finished a collection of linked stories, Seeds On Stone, that is being represented by Creative Management International (New York).

Four of her poems on widowhood are included in the anthology, The Widows' Handbook, Jacqueline Lapidus and Lise Menn, eds. (Kent State U. Press, 2014). She's working on a collection, tentatively titled, The Little Widow: Poems.

You can send an email to Gail Gilliland through: readermail@​