Author(s): Gail Ingram
Contents Under Pressure blends poetry, narrative and collage, complemented by collage-style illustrations by Gail's daughter Rata Ingram.
Contents Under Pressure is a book for readers of poetry, flash fiction, novels in flash or poetry; art lovers, street-art lovers and graffiti-art lovers; those interested in the effects of disasters at personal, social and political levels. One poem won the 2016 NZ Poetry Society International Competition, another Runner Up in 2005 takahē competition; eleven poems have been published in literary journals in NZ or overseas. Contents Under Pressure, is a story of our time, a novel and exciting addition to New Zealand literature.
'This family’s story is raw, painful, brave and at times strangely hilarious. Language is shattered in these pages, street art conjures up the nightmares. There’s energy to burn here.' -- Bernadette Hall
'Gail Ingram has pulled off something special. The collection offers a freshness of style and vision. The poems are packed with original, vivid imagery.' --Sue Wootton
Gail Ingram is a widely published and successful poet and an internationally recognised writer of flash fiction. Read more about Gail and her writing on her website www.theseventhletter.nz