Gail Goepfert

209 W. Hamilton Dr.
Palatine, IL 60067

Author's Bio

She was a Poet of the Month for Two of her poems rode PACE buses as part of the annual Poetry That Moves contest of Highland Park Poetry. She’s been a semi-finalist for Journal of Modern Poetry and Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013 and 2014. A former student has set one of her poems to music. She has photographs online at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Olentangy Review, 3Elements Review, and in February 2015, one of her photographs will appear on the cover of Rattle, She received a month-long residency at Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, in April 2014. She spent time in Brockport, New York, studying Gilgamesh and its implications for the classroom thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Gail was born and raised in the Midwest states of Illinois and Ohio, from near the Piasa Bird along the bluffs of the Mississippi to the eagle-watch waters of the river near the Quad-Cities, from the Glass City, Toledo, Ohio, to a long and present stay in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. You can find her online at

Publications and Prizes

3Elements Review, After Hours, Blue Heron Review, Blue Lyra Review, Bolts Of Silk, Caesura, Crab Orchard Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Haibun Today, Jet Fuel Review, Kudzu Review, Minerva Rising, Olentangy Review, Pirene's Fountain, Rambunctious Review, Rattle, The Ekphrastic Review, The Florida Review, Third Wednesday, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Your Daily Poem
A Mind on Pain
(Finishing Line Press, 2015)

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Last updated: Mar 20, 2017