Works

For The Eighth-Grade Girl Writing Love Lyrics
"Thirteen lines evoke a thirteen-year-old girl struggling with cultural imperatives." --Robin Becker

The Dresser
This chapter portrays one man's attempt to find meaning in the accidents of his life. In a voice strong, gripping, and humorous, the main characer revisits adolescent desire and loss.

On Being A Farm Kid
Finalist, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2007.


Freedom Fighters
This poem was a finalist for the 2006 Marjorie J. Wilson Award; it appears in the fall issue of Margie.

Orange
This poem, dedicated to Frank O'Hara, originally appeared in Green Hills Literary Lantern, volume xvi, 2005.

Dancer
This story originally appeared in The Notre Dame Review, Number 21, Winter 2006.

Selected Works

Poetry
Chautauqua Poetry Contest Finalist
A tribute to land and those who honor it
view from a model
a poem about soldiering
A whimsical look at the art world
Fiction
This excerpt from Gahlís first novel was a Glimmer Train finalist in the Very Short Fiction competition.
Short Story
A one-night stand between an overweight dancer and a disc jockey creates some serendipitous issues.

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