Mary Macpherson

The photographs of Mary Macpherson – with a dash of poetry


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Mary Macpherson's poetry book Social Media. cover shows a curtain blowing over a tv screen. Photograph by Peter Black

My first poetry collection ‘Social Media’. Published 2019 by The Cuba Press

My poetry collection Social Media launched at Unity Books, Wellington.

It’s available from The Cuba Press, Unity Books and good bookstores in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Here’s an interview I did with Unity Books.

The wonderful cover image is by Peter Black from his Motel Life series.

Four staff rating by Simon Sweetman on Goodreads

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Photobook article

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I wrote a piece about photobooks for the DomPost. In support of Photobook/NZ which is happening this weekend. Read it here

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18/08/2022 at 11:06 am

My new photobook

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Hot off the press – my new photobook ‘Of the Hill’

I was thrilled to pick up my copies of Of the Hill about the hills in Pōneke/Wellington, where I live, and beyond. It’s a limited edition artist’s book of 50 copies with Japanese stab binding, printed on 150gsm uncoated Sovereign paper.

You can see more and order it from Bad News Books or contact me through my website.

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24/01/2022 at 12:20 pm

Photobooks reviewed

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I was pleased to review Hannah Watkinson’s The Near Future and Anne Noble’s Conversātiō: In the company of bees for Landfall Online. Always good to have the opportunity to write about Aotearoa’s photobooks.

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03/10/2021 at 1:52 pm

New Poems

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Honoured to have one of my poems as the Friday poem on The Spinoff

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26/06/2021 at 11:22 am

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Writing about fashion

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I was delighted to have the opportunity to write about fashion and the shops I love in Pōneke/Wellington for Mark Amery’s column in Stuff.

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08/12/2020 at 4:46 pm

Curators of Wellington video

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I was pleased to be part of Mark Amery’s Curators of Wellington video, part of a series about Wellington galleries. This one about Photospace Gallery featured gallery Director James Gilberd Director and me talking about my series The Long View.

More videos in the Curators series are available on the Cubadupa website.

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07/11/2020 at 12:12 pm

Review of Milk Run

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I reviewed Derek Henderson’s Milk Run zine (Bad News Books) for Newsroom.

Derek Henderson, 522a Fenwick Street Hastings 7.04am 22nd January 2020, from ‘Milk Run’

Written by Mary Macpherson

01/09/2020 at 9:55 am

Poems featured on Poet Laureate Blog

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I’m honoured that New Zealand’s Poet Laureate David Eggleton has featured a couple of my poems on his blog

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17/07/2020 at 10:50 am

Reviews for Social Media

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Really thrilled to have had these three reviews for Social Media –

Feb 2020

Harry Ricketts reviews Social Media on RNZ Nine to Noon

Nicholas Reid reviews Social Media on his blog

Siobhan Harvey reviews Social Media in the NZ Herald

NZ Herald review

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16/02/2020 at 12:29 pm

New events for Social Media

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Here’s a couple of new events for my poetry book Social Media –

A podcast interview I did about the book and my photography with Off the Tracks Simon Sweetman

Greg O’Brien picks Social Media as his 2019 poetry highlight for the NZ Poetry Shelf

I hope you’ve all had great start to 2020.

Written by Mary Macpherson

02/02/2020 at 7:40 pm

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