Anna Jacobson


Anna Jacobson’s first full-length collection, Amnesia Findings, was published by UQP earlier this year. In 2018 she won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies including States of Poetry Queensland, CorditeMeanjin, Rabbit, Australian Poetry Journal and Verity La. Her poetry chapbook The Last Postman (Vagabond Press, 2018) is part of deciBels 3. She can be found at


Mother-­daughter trip

PoetryNana B and Zeide once ice-­skated on a lake in the Carpathian Mountains in Poland. ‘I was made for Poland,’ says Mum, as Brisbane roils with heat. But we are not headed for my great-­grandparents’ homeland; we are journeying to Geelong. ‘Mother-­daughter trips are good...

Ingredients for preservation

PoetryWear calico dress with Blueboard shoes, Corflute wings, Mylar  glasses, dangling Ethafoam earrings. Create houses for each object. Know  what is inside without a reference image.  Bundle up rust from your great-great-uncle’s chandelier, each bulb, the light itself. Take care with the light, it has a habit of sneaking out again....

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