A.B. Jackson


Andrew Buchanan Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1965 and raised in Bramhall, Cheshire. He attended Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, Fife, and studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

He has a PhD in Creative Writing from Sheffield Hallam University, thesis title 'The Polar Sublime in Contemporary Poetry of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration'.

His first book, Fire Stations, was published by Anvil Press in 2003, and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection that year.

In 2010 he won first prize in the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition, and in 2011 Donut Press published a limited edition pamphlet, Apocrypha, which was the PBS Pamphlet Choice for Summer 2011.

His second full collection, The Wilderness Party (Bloodaxe Books), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Since 2016 he has been a co-selector for the Poetry Book Society's quarterly Pamphlet Choice.


Poems have appeared in the following publications: