Anna Jacobson

Anna Jacobson is an award-winning writer and artist from Meanjin (Brisbane). She has written and illustrated three books: a memoir – How to Knit a Human (NewSouth, 2024); and the poetry collections Anxious in a Sweet Store (Upswell, 2023) and Amnesia Findings (UQP, 2019). In 2020 Anna won the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing and in 2018 she won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing from QUT. Anna’s poetry chapbook The Last Postman (Vagabond Press, 2018) was part of deciBels series 3.


A View From the Couch: Lifting the lid on mental health

When Hilton Koppe was diagnosed with PTSD, the much-loved country doctor had no choice but to retire from general practice. In this session Hilton chats with courageous authors Anna Jacobson, Roz Bellamy and Jonathan Seidler, each of whom have faced mental health challenges – be it bipolar, depression or psychosis. Like Hilton, they have turned...

Sunday August 18, 2024

Revelations: Poetry as Performance

Poetry lends itself to being lifted off pages and into the air. When asked to read their own work poets might consider how and why some verses wield performative power in terms of theme, rhythm and sounds. Some resonate and echo — travel through space with striking clarity or confounding chaos. Join Alex Skovron, Anna...

Sunday August 18, 2024