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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gail Lukasik  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Mystery Poetry

Born: 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Lukasik earned her M. A. and Ph. D. in Creative Writing/Poetry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught writing and literature courses at UIC, Roosevelt University and at other venues such as the Ragdale Foundation. She has resided in Lake County Illinois for over thirty years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gail Lukasik was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a dancer with the Cleveland Civic Ballet Company. She has worked as a choreographer and a freelance writer. Lisel Mueller described her book of poems, Landscape Toward a Proper Silence, as a "splendid collection." She also has been published in over sixty literary journals and magazines, including The Georgie Review, Carolina Quarterly, The Writer magazine, and Ars Medica. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she taught writing and literature.

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-- *Illinois Arts Council Award, ''"In Country"''