Toby Fitch was born in London and raised in Sydney. He has been a doctoral candidate at Sydney University, an editor for Southerly, poetry editor of Overland, and program director for the Australian Poets' Festival, has worked as a bookseller at Gleebooks, and has taught creative writing at the University of Sydney.
His published work has won the Grace Leven Poetry Prize and been shortlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize.
Rawshock2012selected work poetry 'Using the Rorschach inkblots as metaphors, conjuring the wondrous and the monstrous in his poems, Toby Fitch brings a new vision and shape to Australian poetry. Old modes of expression "such as the mythic, the romantic, the symbolic and the surreal" are all given fresh voice and patterning. The poems in Rawshock mythologise love, anxiety, the self and city living, dovetailing inner and outer worlds with a healthy antipodean dose of absinthe and concrete poetry.' (Publisher's blurb)