Mercedes Webb-Pullman came back to live New Zealand in 2008 after decades of living in Australia and the States, where she made stained glass windows, taught spinning, weaving and vegetable dyeing, and worked in offices, hotels, restaurants and on racetracks. She started writing because she hates knitting, and graduated from the International Institute of Modern Letters,Victoria University Wellington with her MA in Creative Writing in 2011. Her poems, and the odd short story, have appeared online (Danse Macabre, Turbine, 4th Floor, Swamp, Reconfigurations, The Electronic Bridge, Bone Orchard Poetry) in print (Mana magazine, Poets to the People; Poetry from Lembas Cafe 2009, The Readstrange Collection 2010, Numeralla Dreaming 2012 ) and an eBook (4th Floor Best Of). She won the Wellington Cafe Poetry contest in 2010 and wrote a foreword for their collection of 2012 contest entrants. Her lucky number is 8. Blue.
2nd prize Classics Northland Poetry Competition 2009 (Back at Schnapper Rock)
2nd prize DME Direct short story contest 2009 (Walking the Dog)
1st prize Eat Your Words Cafe Poetry Contest 2010 (I miss you)
1st prize Danse Macabre's Dark Valentine contest 2012 (Thinking of you in February)
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Listing last updated: August 23, 2012