Welcome to Gail Peck Online
Gail Peck is an award-winning author who's published eight books of poetry: The 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 Artifact, Nimrod, 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).
Poetry for me is a way of life, as I have been writing it for over 30 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.
My essay, "Child Waiting" is online at www.applevalleyreview.com
and has been nominated for "Best of the Net," and cited as notable for "The Best American Essays, 2013."
My essay "In the Shadow of Beauty" and "Last Hours" were published online at:
My lyric essay, "The House" and an interview is online at:
New work has been featured in the anthologies: "Voices from the Porch" (mainstreetrag.com), "Kakalak 2013," (mainstreetrag.com) and "What Matters," (Jacar Press) My poem "Camille Embroidering" is in Kakalak 2014.
Poetry has recently appeared in Comstock Review, Nimrod, and Apple Valley Review.<< New text box >>
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