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.

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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

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21/07/2019 at 11:24 am

On being unwilling to click, I forgot my password

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This week it’s my turn to to be the Meow Gurrrls’ poet.


On July 7 the Meow Gurrrls are appearing in person at Wairarapa Word in Carterton – if you’re in the neighbourhood, do come along.

(If you like what we’re doing, we’d love a like or subscription to our You Tube channel)

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22/06/2019 at 11:11 am

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