Luke Fischer i(25 works by)
Born: Established: Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Luke Fischer is a Sydney-based poet and scholar. He is the author of the poetry collection Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013), the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems (Bloomsbury, 2015), and the book of bedtimes stories The Blue Forest (Lindisfarne Books, 2015). He won the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, has twice been shortlisted in the Newcastle Poetry Prize, and was commended in the 2013 FAW Anne Elder Award. He was awarded a PhD in 2008 and (as at 2015) is an honorary associate in the philosophy department at the University of Sydney.

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  • Additional Works:

    In addition to the works individually indexed on AustLit, Luke Fischer has also published works that fall outside AustLit's scope. In particular, he has published a wide range of critical works on the environment in poetry (including editing special issues of journals) and on international poets, especially Rainier Maria Rilke, on whom he has written a number of articles and a monograph (The Poet as Phenomenologist : Rilke and the New Poems, New York: Bloomsbury, 2015). He is also a translator of poetical works from languages other than English.

    A full list of those publications not individually indexed on AustLit can be found on Fischer's website.

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Personal Awards

2015 shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize For 'After the Storm'.
2015 longlisted The Ron Pretty Poetry Prize For 'Head of Zeus'.

Awards for Works

Augury? "I'm not sure if I'm following a trail", Overland , Autumn no. 210 2013 single work poetry
2012 winner The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets
Paths of Flight 2013 selected work poetry

'An assured new poet sprung fully formed in his first collection.

'Luke Fischer’s poems startle me to wake again, to wake not only to the thriving details of the worlds surrounding us but to the power of language to reveal the music simmering and alive in every moment. –Pattiann Rogers

'His lines fall as calmly and elegantly as snow, layer upon layer, and are just as transformative in their beauty. –Judith Beveridge

'A gaze that renders things present to us in new ways. –Kevin Hart' (Publication summary)

2013 commended The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Anne Elder Poetry Award
Poem "There was a man", Coastline : Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology , 2012 single work poetry
2012 shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize
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