Contents Under Pressure

Author(s): Gail Ingram

NZ Poetry

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.


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'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 

General Fields

  • : 9780473470340
  • : Pukeko Publications
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gail Ingram