Nicki Jackowska has published six collections of poetry, three novels and the ground-breaking book on language, Write for Life. She continues to work as a creative writing tutor and advisor and is a consummate performer of her work, drawing upon early theatrical roots. Theatre increasingly permeates her work, as in this collection, but she is also working on a one-person piece for theatre. This embodies many themes of this collection and her recently completed novel, The Lost Gardens of Mariamne.
She received a Lannan Grant and an Arts Council England completion grant for this work, which are included among many further awards. She continues to work in collaboration with visual artists, as tutor and in performance – most recently with the work of Paula Rego and for Paintings Unwrapped, an exhibition curated by the late Professor Norbert Lynton. She lives and works in Brighton.