Publications by Anna Jackson


AUP New Poets 5: Rebecca Hawkes, Carolyn DeCarlo, Sophie van Waardenberg (edited, and wrote the preface), August 2019

The Bedmaking Competition, Seizure Press, Sydney.  September 2018.

New Directions in Children’s Gothic: Debatable Lands. Edited and introduced. Routledge, 2017.

Truth and Beauty: Verse Biography in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, co-edited with Angelina Sbroma and Helen Rickerby.  Victoria University Press, 2016.

Biography, special issue on Verse Biography, edited and introduced.  Hawaii University Press, July 2016.

A Made-Up Place: New Zealand in Young Adult Fiction, co-authored with Geoff Miles, Harry Ricketts, Tatjana Schaefer and Kathryn Walls, Victoria University Press, 2011.

Diary Poetics: Form and Style in Writers' Diaries, 1915-1962, Routledge, 2010.

Juvenile Literature and British Society 1850-1950: The Age of Adolescence, co-authored with Charles Ferrall, Routledge, 2009.

Floating Worlds: Essays on Contemporary New Zealand Fiction, edited with Jane Stafford, VUP, 2009.

The Gothic in Children’s Literature: Haunting the Borders, co-edited with Karen Coats and Rod McGillis, Routledge, 2007.

Poetry collections

Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems (Auckland University Press, 2018)

I, Clodia, Auckland University Press, 2014.

Thicket, Auckland University Press, 2011 (shortlisted for the NZ Post Book Awards).

The Gas Leak, Auckland, Auckland University Press, 2006, 52pp.

Catullus for Children, Auckland, Auckland University Press, 2003, 55pp.

The Pastoral Kitchen, Auckland, Auckland University Press, 2001, 54pp (shortlisted for the Montana NZ Book Awards).

The Long Road to Tea-Time, Auckland, Auckland University Press, 2000, 56pp.


Last stop before insomnia, poems by Marlene Tissot, translated by Anna Jackson and Genevieve Chevallier, Seraph Press, October 2017

Articles and chapters

“Clodia Through the Looking Glass,” in Antipodean Antiquities, ed. Marguerite Johnson, Bloomsbury, January 2019

“Children’s Gothic: Wolves in walls and clocks in crocodiles” in Gothic and the Arts, ed. David Punter, Edinburgh University Press, August 2019

“Memory and misdirection in Elizabeth Knox’s Mortal Fire,”JNZL, December 2017

I, Clodia and being ghostly,” in Athens to Aotearoa, ed Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum (VUP, October 2017)

“Dear Epistle” PN Review 235, May 2017

Interview, Practitioners’ Voices, Special Issue: Australasian Practitioners, March 2017

From Meadow to Paddock: Children’s and Young Adult Literature,” in A History of New Zealand Literature, ed. Mark Williams.  Cambridge University Press. 2016.

Arion: “Reading Virgil’s Eclogue 1 on a salary.”  July 2016.

“On poetry, portraiture, and mourning a Dorking: An interview with Anna Jackson,” Lumiere, February 2015

“Jess Wilkinson interviews Anna Jackson,” Cordite, 2015

"Colonial Girlhood and the New Girl's Diary," co-authored with Lucy Alston, in Women’s Writing, Routledge 2014.

"'Not always swift and breathless': Katherine Mansfield and the familiar letter," in Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: A Centenary Volume of Essays, ed. Gerri Kimber and Janet Wilson, Palgrave, 2011.

"Genealogy as Headland in Anne Kennedy's The Time of the Giants" in Floating Worlds, VUP, 2009.

"Uncanny hauntings, canny children," in The Gothic in Children's Literature: Haunting the Borders, Routledge: New York, 2007, pp157-176.

"Sylvia Plath's "exaggerated American grin": Anti-American sentiment and the reception of Plath's poetry," The Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 2007.

"Elizabeth Knox's Dreamhunter: the portal fantasy turned upside down," The Journal of Children's Literature Studies, 4.2, 2007.

"Catullus in the playground," Antichthon, October, 2006, reprinted (in revised form) in Living Classics ed Stephen Harrison, Oxford University Press, 2009.

"Margaret Mahy: Inhabiting Impossibility," Bookbird, 2006.

"On Being Theoretical," Canadian Children's Literature, Spring 2006.

"The Approach of the Sublime in New Zealand Poetry," in Writing at the Edge of the Universe, edited by Mark Williams, Canterbury University Press, September 2004.

"The Notebooks, Journal, and papers of Katherine Mansfield: is any of this her diary?" Journal of New Zealand Literature, 18/19, University of Waikato, 2001.

Review articles

Hera Lindsay Bird, by Hera Lindsay Bird: A slap in the face with a mohair glove,” New Zealand Books, December 2016

Review of Selima Hill, The Sparkling Jewel of Naturism, in The Manchester Review, June 2014.

"Representations of China in British children's fiction 1850-1920" (book review), New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, December 2013.

"Girl with a beautiful Shoulder" review of Kate Camp's Snow White's Coffin, Landfall Review, 2013.

"'The Hum of their Parts': young adult thrillers," review article, New Zealand Books, Winter 2007.

"The reading eye: critical writing on Margaret Mahy," Journal of New Zealand Literature, December 2005.

"Unearthly mapmaking: young adult fantasy fiction," New Zealand Books, October 2005.

"Sylvia and the Headscarf," a review article of the film Sylvia, in Landfall, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, August, 2004.

"Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: A Marriage," NZ Listener, 2004.

"Why bother: recent YA fiction," New Zealand Books, Wellington, June 2003, Vol 13, No 2, pp14-15.

"Journeys and Sympathies: recent YA fiction," New Zealand Books, Wellington, 2004, Vol 14, No 2, pp9-10.

"Morals and more: the value of children’s classics," the Dominion Post, Wellington, March 2003.

"An appealing excess: a new edition of James K. Baxter," a review article, Journal of New Zealand Literature, 18/19, University of Waikato, 2001.

Selected talks

"Canny girlhood, memory and the uncanny", Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, Karlstad University, Sweden.Keynote talk. September 2014.

"Revisiting Catullus: from the Kiwi playground to the Roman bedroom," Athens to Aotearoa, Victoria University of Wellington. September 2014.

"Liberty and limits in girls' fiction," Liberty and Limits in the Long Nineteenth Century, Macquarie University, Australia. December 2013.

"Wolves in the walls: adult fears in children's fiction," at the IRSCL conference, Brisbane. July 2011.

"Katherine Mansfield and the servants," Katherine Mansfield, the “Underworld” and the "Bloomsberries", Melbourne. June 2010.

"Class and chrysanthemums in Victorian girls' fiction," Australasian Victorian Studies Association, University of Otago, Dunedin. February 2009.

'Not always swift and breathless: Katherine Mansfield's Letters', Institute of New Zealand Studies, Katherine Mansfield Conference (London, September 2008).

'Victorian Girlhood and the Romance of Work', ACLAR: Other World's in Childrens Literature (Wellington, July 2008).

'Place in 'The Place' (Dreamhunter), Symposium: The Place of the Child in Children's Literature (Auckland, December 2006).

Selected readings

  • 2014  Best New Zealand Poems, Te Papa, Wellington
  • 2014  "I, Clodia," Newcastle University, Australia
  • 2012  Frankfurt International Book Fair, three readings
  • 2012  Birkbeck College, London
  • 2012  Best New Zealand Poems, Te Papa, Wellington
  • 2011  Auckland Writers Festival
  • 2011  Best New Zealand Poems, Te Papa, Wellington
  • 2011  National Poetry Day, Auckland City Library
  • 2010  "Talking Poetry," Auckland City Library
  • 2008  Montana Poetry Day, Women's Bookshop, Wellington
  • 2008  "Poetry Central," Auckland City Library
  • 2008  Best New Zealand Poems, Te Papa, Wellington
  • 2008  "Three New Zealand Poets," Birkbeck College, London
  • 2007  Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
  • 2007  Best New Zealand Poems, Te Papa, Wellington
  • 2006  Otago Arts Festival, Dunedin
  • 2004  Wellington International Arts Festival
  • 2004  Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
  • 2003  Taranaki Arts Festival
  • 2002  Montana Poetry Day
  • 2002  Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
  • 2001  Queensland Poetry Festival
  • 2001  Women's Book Weekend, Auckland
  • 2000  Women's Book Festival, Auckland
  • 2000  Going West: Literary Festival, Auckland

Additional Link

Book Council - Anna Jackson