Margi Mitcalfe has been submitting and writing poetry for around fifteen years, since arriving in Papaioea. Her poetry has been published in New Zealand’s literary journals, the Listener and anthologies, receiving recognition through placings in competitions across the country. Margi's poem 'my life with ceramics' was written in response to Len Castle's national touring ceramics exhibition. 'my life with ceramics' was chosen for publication in 'Landfall 222' in 2011. Margi teaches academic writing at Massey University and is an avid community gardener.
Margi has contributed several pieces of poetry to KUPU 2015. Her poems 'while he threw clay' and 'arbor metaphorica' have both been featured in 'Receipted by Poetry'. The works 'The stillest things are signs' and 'She steps from behind' are both featured in the 'Wisdom Lounge'. Margi's poem 'Puanga' was chosen for publication in 'catch and release: Poems from Manawatu'.
Read Margi's poem life with ceramics' here