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Jackson (previously published as Janet Jackson) lives in Fremantle, WA. She writes and publishes poems, songs and prose, performs poetry and music, and edits and teaches poetry.

In 2013, Mulla Mulla Press published her second full-length poetry collection Lemon Oil and Fremantle Press a micro-collection. Her other publications include a chapbook with PressPress (Q Finger, 2011), 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, Plumwood Mountain, The Western Australian Poetry Anthology (Fremantle Press, forthcoming), Australian Love Poems (Inkerman & Blunt), and in translation in Metafora (Poland 2013).

The National Library of Australia archives her collected poems and online home Proximity.

In 2014. Jackson won the Ethel Webb Bundell Poetry Award and came second in the Glen Phillips Poetry Prize and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award.

In 2015, she commenced a PhD in Writing at Edith Cowan University.

Her guest performances include the Tasmanian, Queensland and WA Poetry Festivals and Melbourne Overload.

Jackson founded Perth Poetry Club and is the founding editor of Uneven Floor poetry magazine,

She edited David Barnes's book Prayers Waiting for God (Mulla Mulla Press 2011) and Tineke Van der Eecken's chapbook Poetic Jewels.

(Biography supplied by author.)

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  • Jackson published as 'Janet Jackson' until mid-2012, when she switched to the primary name 'Jackson'.

  • In addition to the awards individually listed below, Jackson also won the Poetry Matters Editor's Award in 2014.

Personal Awards

2014 second prize Glen Phillips Poetry Prize
2014 first prize Ethel Webb Bundell Literary Award
2014 second place Karen W Treanor Poetry Awards Open Category for Among
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