Dr. Gabriel Scala holds a PhD in English from the University of Mississippi where she specialized in 19th and 20th c. American literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University with an emphasis in poetry. With nearly 15 years experience in literary editing and publishing, Dr. Scala has spearheaded the creation of several student journals such as The Ash, Ashford Humanities Review and The Valley Humanities Review. She has served as managing editor of Mid-American Review, founder and poetry editor of Valley Humanities Review, coordinating editor of Creative Nonfiction Books, and co-editor of Tapestry as well as sitting on the boards of The Willa Cather Foundation and VOX Press. She has published two short collections of poetry, Leaping from the Bottom Step (1997) and Twenty Questions for Robbie Dunkle (2004), as well as numerous individual poems, creative nonfiction and critical essays in journals.
- American Literature and Culture
- Creative Writing
- Digital Humanities
- Gender Studies
- Sexuality Studies
- Creative Writing
- Creative Nonfiction
- Editing and Publishing
- Trauma Theory
- Willa Cather
- The Cutting Edge. Forbes School of Business, Ashford University (2016).
- The Ash Literary and Arts Journal. Ashford University (2015).
- Ashford Humanities Review. Ashford University (2015).
- Creative Nonfiction Foundation / Creative Nonfiction Books. Pittsburg, PA (2012).
- Twisted South Magazine. Holly Springs, MS (2012).
- VOX Press. Oxford, MS (2011).
- Tapestry Literary Journal. Delta State University (2009).
- Valley Humanities Review. Lebanon Valley College (2008).
- Yalobusha Review. University of Mississippi (2005).
- Mid-American Review. Bowling Green State University (2003).
Poetry Collected and Anthologized
- The Next of Us is About to Be Born. Kent State University Press, 2009.
- Twenty Questions for Robbie Dunkle. Kent State University Press, 2004.
- Leaping from the Bottom Step. National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 1997.
- “Nothing But the Kitchen Sink,” Sunrise from Blue Thunder Anthology. Pirene’s Fountain, 2011.
Poems in Journals
- “Angel Speak,” Sierra Nevada College Review, 16 (2005): 62.
- “Gretel’s Advice,” Lullwater Review, 13.1 (2002): 21.
- “Hover,” Northwest Florida Review, 2.1 (2003): 68.
- “In a Parking Lot, a Young Boy,” Country Dog Review, 1.2 (2009).
- “Mr. Takaji Being Photographed,” Naugatuck River Review, Summer 4 (2010): 60.
- “On Choosing Childlessness,” Moon City Review, Spring (2013): 183.
- “Riding Horses in Snow,” Poems & Plays, 10 (2003): 13.
- “Scene of a Boy About to be Killed by an Oncoming Train,” Beacon Street Review: 16.2 (2003): 88.
- “The Burning of Clavelle, Clockmaker, 1816,” Chattahoochee Review, 24.1 (2003): 76.
- “Traffic Jam Litany,” Quarter After Eight, 11/12 (2006): 188.
- “Winter,” Poems & Plays, 10 (2003): 14.
Creative Nonfiction & Fiction:
- “A Different Kind of Truth,” Creative Nonfiction, Summer 42 (2011).
- “Traffic Jam Litany,” Apocrypha and Abstractions, December (2015).
- Blue Window. [Ann Fisher-Wirth]. Third Coast. Spring (2004): 158-160.
- Carta Marina. [Ann Fisher-Wirth]. Emprise Review. May (2010).
- Fox. [Adrienne Rich]. Mid-American Review. 32.2 (2001): 167.
- Miracle Fruit. [Aimee Nezhukamatathil]. Third Coast. Fall (2003): 152-155.
- On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather. [David Porter]. Resources for American Literary Study. Vol. 33 (2010).
- Sails the Wind Left Behind. [Alessandra Lynch]. CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women. 21.2 (2003): 108-110.
- Silk Elegy. [Sondra Gash]. The Paterson Literary Review. 33 (2004):259-261.
Chapters in Books:
- “‘At the Center of her Mystery’: Willa Cather and Sexual Trauma.” In Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather. Ed. Joseph R. Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007. 137-148.
- Willa Cather’s Autobiographical Act and the Need for (Dis)Closure. Willa Cather Newsletter and Review. Fall XLIX: 2 (2005): 34-35.