Gossett gained a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 1993, where she was a Yip Harburg Fellow. She was a David Randolph Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at The New School in 2001.
Her poem "between a rock and a hard place" is incorporated into the dance work Shelter by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, as performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater beginning in 1995. She contributed a slave narrative style reading to the Andrea E. Woods dance Rememorabilia, Scraps From Out a Tin Can, Everybody Has Some.
- "Biography of Hattie Gossett". Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- 21st century black warrior wimmins chant for strengthening the nerves, retrieved on May 31st 2007.
- "In the Community: The David Randolph Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Program". The St. Cecelia Chorus. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- Evelyn C. White (2004). Alice Walker: A Life. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-05891-3.
- Alexis De Veaux (2004). Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-01954-3.
- Jennifer Dunning (December 8, 1995). "DANCE REVIEW; Men Replace Women In a Classic Ailey Work". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- Jennifer Dunning (February 9, 1999). "DANCE IN REVIEW; The Poignant Heritage Of a Black Family". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
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