Gail Dendy

Gail Dendy has published six collections of poetry. She was first published by Harold Pinter’s Greville Press (UK) in 1993. Subsequent collections were published in SA, UK and the USA respectively. Her sixth collection was entitled The Lady Missionary (Kwela/Snailpress, 2007) for which she jointly won the monetary prize for the Herman Charles Bosman award (2008). Her seventh collection, Quiet Thunder is currently looking for a good home (aka publisher). Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s she pioneered Contemporary Dance in South Africa, being nominated for the inaugural AA Vita Award for Best Performer. She has worked as a university academic, radio news writer, advertising copywriter and is now the Information Specialist for an international corporate-law firm.

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