States of Poetry Queensland - Series Two • 20 October 2017
Anna Jacobson is a Brisbane-based poet, writer, and artist. Her poetry has been published in literary journals including Cordite, Rabbit, Australian Poetry Journal, Tincture, and Verity La, and it is forthcoming in Meanjin. Anna is currently shortlisted for two categories in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards: her unpublished memoir How to Knit a Human, which weaves together poetry, photography, and prose, is shortlisted for the Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award, and she is shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize and the University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Anna is undertaking her Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice), specialising in poetry at QUT.
Maps are for memory. I seepalm trees by the forest. Their shadowsform an X at noon. I digusing hands feet mouth, biteagainst treasure – not gold but worry dolls that I spitout like multi-coloured teeth into my palm. They tell me I buriedthem here when I wasn’tmy self. I tell them my predicament – of findingout who I am again by knowingwhat troubles I gave them. The dolls relinquishmy worr ... (read more)