Jackson was born in Cumbria, England, and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. She is a computer science graduate and poet. She is currently working toward her PhD in Writing at Edith Cowan University, where her research explores how poetry might mediate between Western scientific and Eastern spiritual worldviews. Her third book will be published by Recent Work Press in 2019.
Since 1991 her work has been published in Australian and overseas journals and anthologies, including The High Window, the Australian Poetry Journal and the Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. She has published two books, a chapbook, seven zines and a CD. Her hundreds of public appearances include the Queensland and Tasmanian Poetry Festivals. She won the 2014 Ethel Webb Bundell Poetry Prize and has won second prizes in the Glen Phillips Poetry Prize and the Karen W Treanor Award. Her collected works website is archived by the National Library.
Since 2008 she has taught and edited creative writing and poetry privately and for many organisations, including Challenger Institute of Technology. She is the founding editor of online poetry journal Uneven Floor, and was the founder of Perth Poetry Club.
11 December 2017