Anna Jacobson

Anna Jacobson is a Brisbane-based poet, writer, and artist. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies including ABR’s States of Poetry QLD, Cordite Poetry Review, Rabbit, Verity La and Meanjin. Her poetry chapbook, The Last Postman, is part of the deciBels 3 series, published by Vagabond Press. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and she is currently completing her Master of Philosophy, specialising in poetry at QUT.

To sink into a decade

It’s that unsettling uneasy time, where everything is closed and people go mad. I fall asleep as though sinking. In my dream I email my shrink. We meet at the hospital. Not the hospital that stole my memory, no. It’s …

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Review Short: The Collected Poems of Fay Zwicky

On 2 July, 2017, my father sends me an article about Jewish Australian poet Fay Zwicky’s passing in Perth.

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The scrapbook is bound in sky blue leather, worn thin at the spine, filled with cracked black pages. Inside are marriage certificates that float like gold leaf in my hands. Old postcards and photographs lift free. I turn the pages; …

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Dream Diary – Tuesday and Wednesday Night

Tuesday night I dream I go to an all you can eat restaurant. The waiter says to take a seat and brings out large platters: pastries, chicken and potatoes. Extra food keeps appearing on the table: schmaltz and fishcakes that …

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