JACKSON writes and publishes poems, songs and prose, performs poetry and music, and edits and teaches poetry.
She seeks poems that work whether declaimed loudly or whispered in the mind. In 2013 Mulla Mulla Press published her second collection ‘lemon oil’ and Fremantle Press a micro-collection. Her other publications include a chapbook with PressPress, a self-published collection (‘Coracle’, 2009), a poetry and music album (‘The right metaphor’, 2013), and several zines. Her poems have appeared in print and online media including Westerly, ‘Fire’ (Margaret River Press 2013), ‘Australian Love Poems 2013’ (Inkerman & Blunt), and in translation in Metafora (Poland 2013). The National Library of Australia archives her collected poems and online home Proximity.
In 2012 Jackson was a writer-in-residence at the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA. She is a Literary Advisor for KSP Writers Centre.
Jackson often features at events. Her guest performances include the Tasmanian, Queensland and WA Poetry Festivals and Melbourne Overload. Jackson founded Perth Poetry Club.
Jackson publishes nonfiction at Raw Text.
She is the founding editor of Uneven Floor poetry magazine. She is a member of the Society of Editors WA. She takes commissions for writing, editing and manuscript production.
Jackson has a Computer Science degree. She worked for 11 years in the IT industry and 10 in the non-profit sector. She wrote and edited articles, reviews, reports, newsletters and manuals. She wrote for employers, clients, magazines and professional associations. She presented papers and tutorials, facilitated groups, mentored trainees and spoke in schools.