Andy Jackson has featured at literary events and arts festivals in Ireland, India, the USA and Australia, including the Castlemaine State Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival with Each Map of Scars, a collaboration with Rachael Guy and Leonie Van Eyk. He was shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier’s Prize for Poetry for Among the regulars, and won the 2013 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize for The thin bridge.
Andy’s poems have been selected for five of the last six annual editions of The Best Australian Poems. His most recent collection, Music our bodies can’t hold (2017), consists of portrait poems of other people with Marfan Syndrome.
He has worked in call-centres, libraries, and as a creative writing tutor, and has recently completed a PhD in poetry and bodily otherness through the University of Adelaide.