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“One last regretful look”, Michael Jackson remembers Les Cleveland

“One last regretful look” Poet and anthropologist Michael Jackson remembers Les Cleveland (1921-2014) That Les Cleveland should die without a funeral may be read as a sign of how he chose to live – a man of few words, modest,…
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Down the side roads of history, Alison Gray

Road Markings  Michael Jackson Rosa Mira Books, $US11.00 (digital), ISBN 9780986469435   One of Buddha’s most satisfying teachings is the simplicity of mindfulness. “When walking, walk; when standing, stand; when sitting, sit; when lying down, lie down.” And, if he…
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Removing the cycle clips, John Horrocks

Like Love Poems: Selected Poems Joanna Margaret Paul (ed Bernadette Hall) Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0864735278 Modern Colours Wystan Curnow Jack Books, $24.95, ISBN 0473102544 One Shapely Thing: Poems and Journals Dinah Hawken Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 08646735286…
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Home truths, Philip Temple

The Accidental Anthropologist Michael Jackson Longacre Press, $39.99, ISBN 187736147X The epigraphs an author chooses may be taken as a guide to his intent, and Michael Jackson chose two. From Rilke, he derives: “We are born, so to speak, provisionally,…
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Being elsewhere, Janet Hughes

Landscape with Lines Diana Bridge Auckland University Press, $19.95 ISBN 1869401522 Antipodes Michael Jackson Auckland University Press, $19.95 ISBN 1869401581 Surprising the Slug Bernard Brown Cape Catley, $17.95 ISBN 0 908561504 Celebrating Stones Nadine LaHatte Puriri Press, $25.00 ISBN 0…
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Finding the inside story, Tessa Barringer

Pieces of Music Michael Jackson Vintage NZ $19.95 Olivia Lester Earnshaw Hazard Press $24.95 Sandspit Crossing Noel Virtue Random House NZ, $24.95 Michael Jackson is an internationally renowned anthropologist, Noel Virtue once worked as a zookeeper in Wales, and Lester…
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