About Me

Anna Jacobson is a Brisbane based poet, writer, and artist. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award. She was shortlisted for the 2016 Scribe Nonfiction Prize and in 2015 she was shortlisted for the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for her unpublished manuscript. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with studies in Creative and Professional Writing and Graphic Design) from QUT and a Bachelor of Photography with Honours from Griffith University. In 2010 she won the illustration section at the Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Conference. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies including Cordite, Rabbit, Australian Poetry Journal, Tincture and Foam:e

 

Educational Background

2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing) with Distinction, QUT

2009 Bachelor of Photography with Honours, Griffith University Qld College of Art

 

Publications

Anthologies and Books

2016    Our Home is Dirt by Sea (Walker Books), Poetry: ‘Icy Fruit’ and ‘The Forest’

Short and Twisted Anthology, Poetry: ‘Wilt’

Poetry d’Amour 2016 (WA Poets Inc), Poetry: ‘Letter 1: To the Boy with Blue Hair in Carriage 2’

2015      Dancing in the Rain (Future Leaders), Short Story: ‘Heirloom

2013      Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, Selected Haiku 2013, IAFOR Publications, Japan

Journals

2016    Tincture Journal, Issue 13, Poetry: ‘Word OCD’

              Foam:e, Issue 13, Poetry: ‘On Board Commissar Rommel’

2015    Australian Poetry Journal, Volume 5.2, Poetry: ‘Villanelle #3’

             Cordite Poetry, Obsolete Issue (49.0), Poetry: ‘Ketubah’

            Cuttlefish (Sunline Press), Issue One, Poetry: ‘River Food’

            One Page Brisbane, Volume 2: Issue 1, Poetry: ‘Release’ and ‘Secret Business’

2014 Cordite Poetry, No Theme III (46.0), Poetry: ‘Dream Diary – Tuesday and Wednesday Night’

2013 Rabbit Journal, Gravity Issue 10, Poetry: ‘Crunchy, No Bruises’ and ‘The Gravity of Bones’

           ThunkBook (Taiwan), Issue 1, Poetry: ‘An Early Dinner’

           Dr Hurley’s Digest (online), Vol. III, Issue 2, Poetry: ‘Spirit Boats’

Blogs

2015 QAGOMA Blog, Art Criticism: Bold colour and tension in the work of Monica Rohan at ‘GOMA Q’

2013 Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect, Poetry: ‘the Song Pearls’, (curated by Pascalle Burton)

2012 Another Lost Shark, QLD Spotlight #3, Poetry: ‘Typing Nana’s Story’ and ‘Breathe’

Zines

2013 SpeedPoet’s Zine, Volume 13.6, Poetry: ‘Grandma’

            SpeedPoet’s Zine, Volume 13.3, Poetry: ‘Tonight I Cannot Sleep’

            SpeedPoet’s Zine, Volume 13.2, Poetry: ‘The Gramophones Mistress’ and ‘Morning Ritual’

           SpeedPoet’s Zine Volume 13.1, Poetry: ‘Leaving’

 

Awards

2016 Shortlised for the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award, Queensland Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the Scribe Non Fiction Prize

Shortlisted for the University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize

Semi-Finalist Gender Gaze Exhibition, Brisbane Festival

Shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards

2015 Shortlisted for the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript

Runner up in the ‘GOMA Q’ Emerging Writers Competition

Questions Writing Prize Finalist for ‘Heirloom’

2014 Originality Prize: Deakin Leadership Centre’s International Poetry Competition

Highly Commended in the QUT Poetry Prize

Equal First place: Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition

Second Prize for the Charlotte Duncan Award, Short Story, Celapene Press

Highly Commended in the Tabor Adelaide Creative Writing Poetry Awards

Finalist in Clayton Utz Launch Art Award

Shortlisted People’s Choice Awards, Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards

2013 Shortlisted for the QUT Youth Writing Award

Runner Up: the Third Vladimir Devide Haiku Award

Highly Commended: Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse Short Story Competition

Highly Commended: Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition

2012 Dean’s List for Academic Performance QUT

Finalist in the Poetica Magazine Poetry Chapbook Contest (America): Contemporary Jewish Writing and Art

2011 Finalist in Clayton Utz Launch Art Awards

Finalist in Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards

2010 Finalist in Poetry Underground Film Festival, screened at Sydney Fringe

Winner of CYA Conference Children’s Book Illustrating Competition

2009 Winner QLD Poetry Film Award screened at Judith Wright Centre

Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Bachelor of Photography with Honours

Finalist Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture

2008 Evolve Emerging Artist Prize, Byron Bay

2006-2007 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Bachelor of Photography

 

Scholarships

2015-16 QUT Vacation Research Experience Scholarship

Grants

2016 Queensland Writers Centre Access Fund

2013 Creative Young Stars Program Grant

 

Poetry Readings

2016 Poetry Reading ‘QUT Salon’ Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF)

Memoir Reading for Avid Reader Salon

2015 Poetry Reading ‘What About Me’ Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF)

Poetry Reading for Wynnum Library’s Poets Up Late

Poetry Reading for QUT Literary Salon, the Menagerie

2014 Poetry Performance as part of Couplet, run by Reader in Residence David Stavanger (Ghostboy), Brisbane Square Library

 

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2016 Gender Gaze Exhibition, Brisbane Festival, Metro Arts

SHAPE of Things to Come (the Anniversary Show), The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct

2015 Peace and Quiet Exhibition, State Library Queensland

Video Screening at Below Deck Poetry, Padre Bar, Woolloongabba

Poetry Gallery, Bond University, Bleach Festival

2014 Clayton Utz Launch Art Award, Riparian Plaza, Eagle Street Brisbane

Contributer to Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express! GoMA

Space and Place: (Projected on Slideshow), QCP

2013 Youth Arts Qld: Deck the Walls, Bleeding Heart Art Gallery

2012-13 Qld Poetry Film Awards, Judith Wright Centre, Qld Poetry Festival

2011 Clayton Utz Launch Art Award, Riparian Plaza, Eagle Street Brisbane

Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards, King George Square

Optica12, Curated by Synoptik, Judith Wright Centre

When the Ghost Light Sings, Qld Poetry Filmmaker Challenge, Judith Wright Centre

Small Works Prize Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

The Butterfly Effect, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

Femme, Robina Art Gallery, Gold Coast

The Women’s Project, 19KAREN, Gold Coast

2010 PUFF, Poetry Underground Film Festival, (Sydney Fringe), Madame Fling Flong

Glow 32: Revealed Cities, Inhabit Fiesta, City Studios Burnett Lane

PHAI-RA! (Third Qld Festival Photography) Bleeding Heart Gallery

ViewFinder, (Qld Festival of Photography) Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane

VEGAS SPRAY, Brisbane Emerging Art, vegasspray.com Online Gallery

2009 Wherever You Go There You Are, Grey St Studios, Qld College of Art

Of Ochres and Ruins, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts

Olive Cotton Award, Tweed Heads Gallery

Doll Awakenings, Queensland Centre for Photography, South Brisbane

2008 Lord Mayors Photographic Awards Museum of Brisbane

Hot New Things (VIVID festival), Photospace Gallery, ANU, Canberra

Emerging Artist Prize, Evolve Arts Festival, Byron Bay

Night Theatre, White Box Gallery South Bank

PMA Exhibition, Brisbane Convention Centre

2007 128 Grey Exhibition, White Box Gallery South Bank

2006 McGregor Prize for Photography, USQ Gallery Toowoomba