starwolvie approved Ida Rahayu Jamli’s request to change the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
Ida Rahayu Jamli changed the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke Monday, December 17, 2012.
Ida Rahayu Jamli edited the overview of Carolyn Jess-Cooke Sunday, December 9, 2012.
Jess-Cooke started writing as a child, producing first a book of illustrated short stories at the age of seven, then a series of novels and poetry collections. She finally saw her work in print at the age of seventeen and since then her work has appeared in publications such as Poetry London, Ambit, Magma, Poetry Wales, The SHOp, Poetry Ireland, and The Wolf, and on a variety of non-print media, including a poem that has been set into a 700m ribbon of steel at the Roseberry Park Medical Facility in Middlesbrough – currently the largest piece of public textual art in the UK.
She attended Queen’s University, Belfast where she received a first class honours degree in English Literature and Classical Studies. She started working on her debut poetry collection Inroads while studying for a Masters degree in Creative Writing. She has worked as a piano tutor, pianist and photographer and lived for several years in Sydney, Australia. After completing a PhD in Shakespeare on film, she took up an academic post in film studies at the University of Sunderland in 2005 followed by a senior post in Creative Writing at the University of Northumbria in 2009. She gave up tenure in 2011 to write full time.
She has received numerous awards, including an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, the Tyrone Guthrie Prize for Poetry, and a Northern Promise Award.
Ida Rahayu Jamli edited the bio of Carolyn Jess-Cooke Sunday, December 9, 2012.