October 22, 2019

So how am I going to cope reading my five or so poems without fainting onto the foot of the podium when I look out into that sea of wildly expectant and discerning faces?

June 23, 2019

Thank you, Bernadette, for allowing me to publish your speech notes here:

NOTES to launch CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Bernadette Hall

1. Welcome here to honour Gail, to celebrate with her and Rata and Karen of Pūkeko Publishing this beautiful and oh so timely book. It’s b...

May 18, 2019

Rata was literally struck down by an ear infection as we set up for the launch. How would it go? Would the book stand up to scrutiny?

March 27, 2019

My first book is launching April 30, and this week it's going to print. The cover is finished after many versions! My amazing daughter, Rata Ingram, designed it. It's based on one of the illustrations in the book. YES! the poetry is illustrated! The pic we used for the...

March 20, 2019

I wrote a poem in response to the attack on two Christchurch mosques on Friday 15 March 2019. It is the only way I feel capable of responding. For me as a Christchurch writer, it feels necessary on some level to take responsibility as a human-being who lives here here...

February 2, 2019

Exciting poetry launch in Tūranga, Christchurch April 30 2019 Book: Contents Under Pressure Author: Gail Ingram

January 14, 2019

 The anthology The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation that I edited for the New Zealand Poetry Society 2018 has sold out! I like to think it's because everyone who bought a copy liked it so much they decided to get another for their friend and then another. 

This...

September 30, 2018

I'm reading for takahē this week, around 340 poems. Last month I read around 1,300 poems for the 2018 New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology. I've read a lot of free verse. I've read a lot of poems about the New Zealand landscape, seascape. Don't get me wrong, I l love f...

July 11, 2018

I've done a lot of submitting new poems this year. 15 of those submissions (usually there are three or four poems in each submission) I've heard back from, 11 declined, 4 acceptances. And that doesn't count the manuscript submissions, all of which have been rejected. I...

May 8, 2018

I belong to the South Island Writers’ Association (SIWA). I joined SIWA around 12 years ago, and was chair for three of those years, including the 50 year anniversary. Last month I was able to do a feature for Flash Frontier on some of the flash-fiction writers at SIWA...

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