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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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In Immune Systems Andy Jackson captures and interrogates the complexity of contemporary India with lyric beauty and an unflinching, yet tender, gaze. In the title suite of poems he explores 'medical tourism' a booming industry in India from the perspective of a Westerner undergoing surgery and recovery. Through various medical and social interactions, he experiences confusion, insight, anger, small epiphanies and the sheer humanity of other bodies. Political and economic problems inherent in the medical tourism inform the poetry, but the focus is always the human encounter. Similarly in a series of ghazals, Jackson reveals how the metaphysical is embodied in the everyday. The larger questions of love, death, body and spirit live in the seemingly ordinary, while the beautifully cadenced verse is grounded by an assured conversational tone. Immune Systems is a thought-provoking and poignant expansion of his poetic craft and themes. (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    Yet anthropology, with its frequent experiences of

    incomprehension, miscommunication, and raw frustration

    also offers rare opportunities to detach from deeply

    ingrained ways of knowing.

    Jean M. Langford

    Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance, 2002

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Transit Lounge , 2015 .
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      Extent: 61p.
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      • Published: 1st April 2015
      ISBN: 9781921924828

Works about this Work

Poetry as Cattle Prod : Five New Poetry Collections Peter Kenneally , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 43-44)

— Review of The Law of Poetry M. T. C. Cronin 2015 selected work poetry ; The Hour of Silvered Mullet Jean Kent 2015 selected work poetry ; The Ladder Simon West 2015 selected work poetry ; Jam Sticky Vision Luke Beesley 2015 selected work poetry ; Immune Systems Andy Jackson 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : Andy Jackson’s Immune Systems Jessica Likar , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 October no. 52.0 2015;

— Review of Immune Systems Andy Jackson 2015 selected work poetry
Poetry as Cattle Prod : Five New Poetry Collections Peter Kenneally , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 43-44)

— Review of The Law of Poetry M. T. C. Cronin 2015 selected work poetry ; The Hour of Silvered Mullet Jean Kent 2015 selected work poetry ; The Ladder Simon West 2015 selected work poetry ; Jam Sticky Vision Luke Beesley 2015 selected work poetry ; Immune Systems Andy Jackson 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : Andy Jackson’s Immune Systems Jessica Likar , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 October no. 52.0 2015;

— Review of Immune Systems Andy Jackson 2015 selected work poetry
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