Author/Editor: Gina Mercer

Gina Mercer

Gina Mercer enjoys a three-stranded career as a writer, teacher and editor. She has taught creative writing and literature in universities and communities for nearly 30 years. She was Editor of Island from 2006-2010. Spinifex Press published her first novel, Parachute Silk, in 2001. She has published two academic books, one of which was a critical analysis of NZ writer Janet Frame called Janet Frame: Subversive Fictions (UQP, 1994). She has published five collections of poetry: The Ocean in the Kitchen (Five Islands Press, 1999); Night Breathing (Picaro Press, 2006); Handfeeding the Crocodile (Pardalote Press, 2007); and Seasoned with Honey (with 3 other women poets, Walleah Press, 2008). Her latest and fifth poetry collection is all about birds: Weaving Nests with Smoke and Stone (Walleah Press, 2015).

04 Sep 2011 Poetry and Conversation

Geelong Regional Library is hosting a stimulating afternoon of poetry readings from two distinguished poets, followed by conversation with the audience led b... more

1998 Recipient of the Qld Arts Council/Everald Compton New Regional Writer's Fellowship
1997 Winner of the Northern Territory's Red Earth Poetry (Open) Competition

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Parachute Silk

Out Now
The Floating Garden

The Floating Garden

Emma Ashmere

Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey,...

The End of Patriarchy

The End of Patriarchy

Robert Jensen

The pathology of patriarchy, the idea that one group of people should control another—even own them, own even life...

Prostitution Narratives

Prostitution Narratives

Caroline Norma, Melinda Tankard Reist

For too long the global sex industry and its vested interests have dominated the prostitution debate repeating the same...

The Great Climate Robbery

The Great Climate Robbery


The great climate robbery provides valuable information about how the industrial food system causes climate change, how...

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