Jackson was born in Cumbria, England, and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. She is currently working toward her PhD at Edith Cowan University.  Her journal and anthology publications include Westerly, Plumwood Mountain, the Australian Poetry Journal and the Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. Jackson has published two books, a chapbook, seven zines and a CD. She won the 2014 Ethel Webb Bundell Poetry Prize. Jackson's many guest appearances include the Queensland and Tasmanian Poetry Festivals. She is the founding editor of online poetry journal Uneven Floor, unevenfloorpoetry.blogspot.com. The National Library of Australia archives her collected works website thepoetjackson.com.