In The Last Postman, a girl delivers letters addressed to travellers in carriages on a train. The Last Postman is a chapbook of unusual poetic letters that give intimate glimpses into the lives of everyday characters. With themes of the domestic, yearning, hope, and a hint of magical realism, these are poems of quiet and acute observation grounded in the experience of a familiar contemporary urban environment.
'Anna Jacobson’s poetry has a quiet, elegance that greatly impressed the judging panel. Her meditative, introspective verse makes her one of Queensland poetry’s brightest new lights.'— 2017 Queensland Literary Award Judges for the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award shortlist
Anna Jacobson is a Brisbane poet, writer, and artist. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies including Cordite, Rabbit, Australian Poetry Journal, Tincture, Verity La and ABR’s States of Poetry QLD Series 2. She was shortlisted in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards for both the Emerging Queensland Writer Manuscript Award and the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize and in 2015 she was shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. She won the originality prize in the 2014 Deakin Leadership Centre's International Poetry Competition and won the 2014 Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition. Anna is undertaking her Master of Philosophy, specialising in poetry at QUT. www.annajacobson.com.au
Anna Jacobson, The Last Postman (dB3)
2018. 28pp. 120mm x 150mm ISBN 978-1-925735-09-3
deciBels series 3 (edited by Michelle Cahill and Dimitra Harvey)