About Andy JacksonAndy Jackson is an Australian poet based in Melbourne. His first full-length collection, Among the Regulars (papertiger media, 2010), was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize. He has performed at dozens of events and festivals (including The Age Melbourne Writers Festival, Prakriti Poetry Festival [in Chennai, India], Goa Literary & Arts Festival, Australian Poetry Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Clifden Arts Festival [Ireland], Newcastle Young Writers Festival and Overload Poetry Festival), had poems published in avariety of print and on-line journals.With Rachael Guy, he won the 2009 Overload Poetry Festival City of Yarra Award for the Most Innovative Work for Ambiguous Mirrors, a poetry-puppetry collaboration.Andy’s poems have appeared in Heat, Going Down Swinging, Island, The Age, Cordite and Mascara. He has been awarded residencies from VictorianWritersCentre, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre (Perth) and Asialink. He is also an infrequent collaborator with musicians, sound artists and other writers.
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