Skye Jackson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She writes about love, femininity and the challenges of navigating our modern world as a young Black woman. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Electric Literature, Green Mountains Review, RATTLE and elsewhere.
She is the author of the chapbook A Faster Grave, which won the 2019 Antenna Prize. Jackson has been a finalist for the RATTLE Prize, the RHINO Founders' Prize, the Michelle Boisseau Poetry Prize and in 2021 she received the AWP Intro Journals Award and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best New Poets. Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins selected her poem "can we touch your hair?" for inclusion in the Library of Congress Poetry 180 Project Anthology.
In 2022, she won the KGB Open Mic Contest in New York City, and served as the Writer-In-Residence at the Key West Literary Seminar in Florida.
Skye Jackson is currently represented by Jane Hamilton at the Jane Hamilton Literary Agency.