Amplify your own body's language

A photograph of Andy Jackson
Andy Jackson
17 August 2017

"Everybody (and every body) has their own voice," says Write-ability tutor Andy Jackson. "Becoming a writer isn't about becoming someone else, but accessing and amplifying your own body's language – with its unique preoccupations, strange rhythms, and half-formed ideas. How? Keep writing, reading and being open to experience.

Andy Jackson is a poet who has featured at literary events in Australia, India, the USA and Ireland. He was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize for Poetry for ‘Among the Regulars’ (Papertiger 2010), and won the 2013 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize for ‘The Thin Bridge’. His latest collection, ‘Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold’ (Hunter Publishers 2017), consists of portrait poems of other people with Marfan Syndrome. Andy is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide.

Andy's writing tip:

A photo of Andy Jackson with the following text: "Everybody (and every body) has their own voice. Becoming a writer isn't about becoming someone else, but accessing and amplifying your own body's language – with its unique preoccupations, strange rhythms, and half-formed ideas. How? Keep writing, reading and being open to experience."

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Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is funded by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Write-ability is also supported by the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

 
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