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1 Diaspora Memory-Objects Anna Jacobson , 2021 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue , October no. 63 2021;
'Objects are not just ‘objects’ but are connected to people and memory. My paper asks: how can objects help authors write from diverse experiences? I answer this question through a diasporic lens. Objects of ritual have strong importance in Judaism and cultural objects are often passed down throughout the generations. I analyse examples from writers, theorists, and curators, including Mark Baker and his memoir Thirty Days (2017); object theorist Bill Brown; Mireille Juchau and her essay ‘The Most Holy Object in the House’; postmemory theorists Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer; curator Alla Sokolova; Marie Kondo and her use of the Japanese term ‘mono no aware’ (the pathos of things), and my own poetry collection Amnesia Findings (2019). Through this research, I arrive at a closer understanding of how objects can help writers respond to complex and hybrid experiences using memory-objects, and by writing through Things.' (Publication abstract)
1 Scattering Matter i "I am made from scattering matter I", Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 32 2020; (p. 22-23)
1 When Dolphins Bring Gifts i "These creatures sense changes", Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Writing Water 2020;
1 How to Grow Nightshades with Teapots i "Pour arctic fire into open ground and furrow dirt. The wagon will heavy the", Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry 2020; (p. 104)
1 Second Opinion i "I grieve for my past diagnosis", Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 10 no. 1 2020; (p. 62)
1 Row F Seat 10 i "I was a theatre usher - could seat two hundred people", Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 65 no. 1 2020; (p. 61)
1 Mother-Daughter Trip i "Nana B and Zeide once ice-skated", Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 69 2020; (p. 269)
1 One of These Scenes Is Not Real i "A man drops a red chilli onto the bus platform.", Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , June no. 30 2020; (p. 32-33)
1 Centrelink Suite : Tales from a NewStart Anna Jacobson , 2020 single work short story
— Appears in: Verity La , April 2020;
1 On Matriarchs, Work and Wishes i "In sewing boxes: buttons in medicine bottles,", Anna Jacobson , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Heroines : An Anthology of Short Fiction and Poetry Volume 2 2019; (p. 6)
1 Passover Seder Plate, 2011 i "Maror", Anna Jacobson , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 27 2019; (p. 42-44)
1 Ingredients for Preservation Anna Jacobson , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 66 2019; (p. 116-117)
1 Notes I Didn’t Give to the Western Wall i "I’d always wanted to touch", Anna Jacobson , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , August no. 38 2019;
1 3 y separately published work icon Amnesia Findings Anna Jacobson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2019 17108700 2019 selected work poetry

'Now I knit myself back into a human.

It’s hard work relearning the steps –

slip-stitch,drop-stitch, pick-up stitch, loop.

I get into a rhythm.The pattern is complex –

I drop a few stitches.

The holes form gaps in my memory.

'Knitting visions and memories, Anna Jacobson’s collection traces the skeins of lost histories and the spaces of dropped stitches. Exquisite and whimsical, these poems bear witness to the broken and healed. Gentle but robust, these are poems of personal resilience, framed by explorations of Jewish culture and family and fuelled by a boundless and exhilarating imaginativeness.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Nana’s Hair i "Her heavy thick plaits were destined", Anna Jacobson , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 16 2019;
1 Grandad’s Passover i "I open Nana’s recipe book, find", Anna Jacobson , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 16 2019;
1 Great Fish i "In recent news, nineteenth-century", Anna Jacobson , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Stilts , December no. 3 2018;
1 Spot the Difference Had Gadya i "One little Azazel Goat.", Anna Jacobson , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Not Very Quiet , September no. 3 2018;
Author's note: After Fay Zwicky
1 When Dreams Turn Archeological i "I look at white lounge room walls, scrape", Anna Jacobson , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: StylusLit , September no. 4 2018;
1 Tool Box i "My shrink asks me what's in my toolbox.", Anna Jacobson , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Rabbit , no. 25 2018; (p. 18-19)
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