Author/Editor: Gina Mercer

Biography
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).


Events
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


Awards
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
Internet For Women

Internet For Women


Rye Senjen & Jane Guthrey

The first book to be published anywhere in the world to provide women with an introduction to the Internet. The authors...

Surrogacy

Surrogacy


Renate Klein

   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo...


I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped


Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...


Dark Matters : A novel

Dark Matters : A novel


Susan Hawthorne

In a dawn raid, Kate is arrested. She is imprisoned, beaten, kept awake and tortured. She has no idea what has happened...


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