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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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’

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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.

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02/02/2020 at 7:40 pm

Verb – digital poetry reading

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I’m delighted to be included in a great line-up of poets reading in the Verb Festival’s digital programme.

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14/12/2019 at 1:36 pm

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Interview with Photospace Gallery

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I’ve done an interview with James Gilberd, Director of Photospace Gallery, on the occasion of the gallery’s 21st birthday. Photospace is New Zealand’s longest running specialist photography gallery,

The interview is on the PhotoForum website.

Photospace is holding a 21st birthday exhibition with 21 exhibitors.

This is my picture in the show.

Covered car with trimmed bushes. Mary Macpherson from 'of the hill'

Mary Macpherson: from my series ‘of the hill’ (Wellington) (Image: copyright).


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06/12/2019 at 1:54 pm

Launch of ‘Social Media’

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Here I am reading R channels David Attenborough at the launch of my first poetry collection ‘Social Media‘ at Unity Books, Wellington, NZ. Thanks to Peter Black for the filming and the book’s cover photo, the Meow Gurrrls for reading alongside me, the Cuba Press for publishing and everyone who made the event such a warm and welcoming affair.

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25/10/2019 at 2:40 pm

Poetry progress

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Spent part of yesterday at Wellington’s new library space proofing my upcoming poetry collection. Reading it in book form made it seem ‘nearly real’.

I brought a new red pen for the occasion!

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14/09/2019 at 2:33 pm

‘Basket of Seeds’ – Meow Gurrrls poem of the week

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Here’s ‘Basket of Seeds’ by Sudha Rao.

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05/08/2019 at 8:14 pm

‘Timing’ by Abra Sandi King – Meow Gurrrls

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Great ‘Timing’ by Meow Gurrrl Abra Sandi King with this week’s poem

Written by Mary Macpherson

21/07/2019 at 11:24 am

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