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Being of Two Minds
Michael D Jackson
Art & Poetry
Poetry
Price: $19.99
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Format: A5, 64 pages, soft back
ISBN: 9781877577598

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"Without ever submitting to bland fashion or to clique, Michael Jackson for almost fifty years has written poetry which is that of a man confronting 'the things happening' of his time, poems probing at that recurrent query, where does one take one's place in 'the terrible parades of history'. There is no final reply. But by love, by compassion, by constant attention to what is said and how it is written, the questioning itself, with luck, sustains. What one hears in his readings is the modest, confident, international voice that drives his poems, the conversing of a man who, as ever, is on one road to find another."
- Vincent O'Sullivan

This collection explores the existential quandaries of being torn between seemingly irreconcilable affections, identifications, and places of personal anchorage.

About the Author

Michael Jackson, born in Nelson, New Zealand, has forged a distinguished career as an anthropologist. The author of twenty-five books, he has won many accolades, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the New Zealand Book Award for poetry. Since 2005 he has been a visiting professor of world religions at Harvard Divinity School, and in 2006 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Victoria University of Wellington. 

 

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