Book Launch | Social Media by Mary Macpherson

18:00 pm
19:30 pm
Unity Books
57 Willis Street

Unity Books Wellington, Mary Macpherson and The Cuba Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'Social Media' by Mary Macpherson with readings by The Meow Gurrrls. All welcome.


For a while, living a digital life was like being a successful swan. Dignified gliding over the lake like you understood the way the world worked, the world being hard bright stones at the bottom of the lake and you on the surface, held up.

Is our identity more of a composite than we realise?

We often think of ourselves as formed from our core values or our DNA, but in Social Media, Mary Macpherson explores identity as a creation of the interactions we have with others: friends, family and the wider world, and the evolving role technology now plays in this. A playful and provocative debut poetry collection that drills into our social and media selves using elements from short stories, art projects and films.


Mary Macpherson is a photographer and poet. Her photography has been widely exhibited and her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Sport and Landfall and as part of the collaborative work Millionaire’s Shortbread. She has also been published in Etchings, Snorkel and Turbine.