Anna Jackson lives in Island Bay, Wellington, where she keeps hens and grows vegetables (mostly radishes), and is an Associate Professor in English literature at Victoria University of Wellington. This photo was taken in a lake near Rangataua, central North Island, and can be read, if you want, as an optimistic sort of updating of the Orpheus story image of the poet’s disembodied head which continues to sing as it is swept downstream.
For a list of literary publications, go to Anna's writing CV and for a list of academic publications, to the Victoria University staff page for Anna Jackson. The university staff page also has contact details.
"Poetry shelf interviews Anna Jackson" Interview with Paula Green, 2018
"Practitioner voices" Interview by Maxine Lewis, 2017
“On poetry, portraiture, and mourning a Dorking” Interview by Joan Fleming, Lumiere, 2015
“Jessica Wilkinson interviews Anna Jackson” Cordite, 2015
"Writing a poem out of nothing" Interview with Paula Green, Poetry Shelf, 2014
Articles by other scholars on Anna's poetry
"Catullus in New Zealand: some observations on Baxter, Stead and Jackson," W. Jeffrey Tatum, forthcoming, Paideia, 2018
“Dear Thief: Anna Jackson’s The Gas Leak,” by Erin Scudder, Journal of New Zealand Literature 35.2, 2017.
“Anna’s Jackson’s I, Clodia: Catullus, women’s voices, and feminist implications,” by Maxine Lewis, Classical Receptions Journal (Oxford University Press, 2018).
"No Place like Home: Encounters between New Zealand and Russian Poetries," by Jacob Edmond, Landfall 2013, 2009.
Articles by Anna Jackson on her poetry
"Catullus in the playground," in Living Classics ed Stephen Harrison (Oxford University Press, 2009). An earlier version of this chapter, published in Antichthon Volume 40, 2006, can be read on-line.
“I, Clodia: I had a dream I was a ghost,” in Athens to Aotearoa (Victoria University Press, 2017).
“I, Clodia through the Looking Glass,” in Antipodean Antiquities (Bloomsbury, 2018).
Anna was co-organiser, with Simon Edmonds and Helen Rickerby, of the Ruapehu Writers Festival in 2016, and co-organiser with Helen Rickerby and Angelina Sbroma of the Truth or Beauty: Poetry and Biography conference in 2014 and the Poetry and the Essay conference in 2017.
Auckland University Press
Academy of New Zealand Literature profile
New Zealand Book Council writer profile
The Poetry Archive
“She thinks, there should have been a comma / after fulfilment."