Interview with Gina Mercer

gina-mercer-weaving-nestsRecently, Artists on the Island interviewed the Australian eco-poet, teacher, and editor Gina Mercer while she enjoyed a month-long tenure as a Visiting Writer in Residence at University of Prince Edward Island. In her latest collection of poems, titled Weaving Nests with Smoke and Stone (November 2015), Mercer’s publisher, Walleah Press, says she “reaches across the species divide, a boundary that daunts most of us,” while Siobhan Hodge, in Cordite Poetry Review, states the book “carefully explores love and loss, with an eye to the natural world for support, but also level-headed awareness of human responsibility.” She describes her work, her writing process, and much else to Jeff Bursey & PL Holden in this interview conducted by Artists on the Island. 

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