Author/Editor: 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).
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
I‘ve had me up my sleeve
I‘ve pulled me from my hat
I’ve planted myself in the audience
as the patsy I dare to decipher...
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This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...
I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.
That morning, Michelle had...