Antipodes

University of Auckland Press: Auckland, 1996

An ironsand dune
clamped on the shoulder of the hill like a hand
and the unraveling bandages of the sea.
 

In this collection of poems, Michael Jackson plays on the different senses of the word ‘antipodes’ to explore questions of inequity and division between the global north and the global South, as well as personal quandaries and contradictions arising from a life divided between two hemispheres.

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