" Gail Ingram has pulled off something special here ...
[as she] subtly advocates for the place of art and language in
witnessing the effects of trauma and in providing routes to recovery."
— Sue Wootton
Contents Under Pressure
Poetry by Gail Ingram
Illustrated by Rata Ingram
Contents Under Pressure is a poetry collection that tells a story of a mother-turned-graffiti artist in Christchurch. It blends poetry, narrative and collage, and is complemented by collage-style illustrations. Thought-provoking and unsettling, this book takes a fresh look at the effects of the Christchurch earthquakes on a mother of teenagers who experience mental health and drug issues as they grow up during a disaster.
Who is this book for?
Readers of poetry, flash fiction, novels in flash, novels in poetry
Parents and those interested in the issues facing young people today
Those interested in the effects of disasters on personal, social and political levels
Art lovers, street-art lovers and graffit-art lovers
Those who love texture and layers, aestheticism and experimentation in language and form.
Readers who want something new, beyond the novel
People who enjoy reading Bernadette Hall, Tusiata Avia, David Eggleton, Sarah Jane Barnett, Ann Carson
Where do I get it?
NZ only, pay $30 ($25 book + $5 p&p) into Account: G Ingram,
Number 03 15920098930 00 / Reference: Your name + CONTENTS
Overseas, pay NZ$35 ($25 + $10 p&p) by PAYPAL acc.
Email Gail here with your postal address and screenshot of payment
"Lady Godiva on Eastgate Mall", an illustraton from Contents Under Pressure