[Jackson’s] wager is that poetry, as mediator of spirituality and science, could provide deeper understanding about existing in a world of ecological and postcolonial turmoil. It seems to have paid off in this striking volume of work.
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The narrative voice in Jackson’s lemon oil speaks with humour, verve and curiosity, inviting the reader into a conversation about sex, identity politics, industrialism, environmentalism and what to do in Melbourne.
My first full-length poetry book Coracle was reviewed by Shane McCauley in Indigo literary journal, issue 4, Spring 2009. Indigo was edited by Donna Ward and published by Out of the Asylum Writers Group, Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia.
From the opening lines of the first poem, the reader is introduced to a powerful, resonant and poignantly moving voice … Jackson’s poetry is lean and purposeful … There are many stunning poems here, wry and wistful, love poems with a heartbreaking absence of sentimentality, terrific poems of place and observation and understanding … Coracle is unreservedly recommended.