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Andy Jackson


Andy Jackson is a poet, essayist and creative writing teacher, and was awarded the inaugural Writing the Future of Health Fellowship with RMIT’s Health Tranformation Lab. He has featured at literary events and arts festivals in Ireland, India, the USA and across Australia, including Melbourne Writers Festival, Castlemaine State Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, and on ABC Radio National. He has been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for Among the Regulars (papertiger, 2010), the John Bray Poetry Award for Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold (Hunter Publishers, 2017) and the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry for Human Looking (Giramondo, 2021), which won the 2022 ALS Gold Medal. Andy has co-edited disability-themed issues of Southerly and Australian Poetry Journal, and is currently working on a collection of lyric essays entitled Hunches: Thinking Through a Body.

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