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Jessica Wilkinson

Associate Professor, Writing and Publishing, RMIT University

Jessica L. Wilkinson has published three poetic biographies, Marionette: A Biography of Miss Marion Davies (Vagabond 2012), Suite for Percy Grainger (Vagabond 2014) and Music Made Visible: A Biography of George Balanchine (Vagabond, 2019). Jessica is the founding editor of Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry—which recently released its 34th issue—and the offshoot Rabbit Poets Series of single-author collections by emerging Australian poets. She co-edited the anthologies Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (2016) and Memory Book: Portraits of Older Australians in Poetry and Watercolours (2021). She is an associate professor in Writing and Publishing at RMIT University, Melbourne.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, RMIT University


  • 2011 
    University of Melbourne, PhD, Creative Writing and Literary Studies