Gail Dendy has published seven 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, The Lady Missionary (Kwela/Snailpress, 2007) jointly won the monetary prize for the Herman Charles Bosman award (2008). Her seventh collection, Closer Than That, was published by Dye Hard Press (2011). Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Gail 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.