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Toby Fitch Toby Fitch i(A85771 works by)
Born: Established: London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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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 and the Sappho Books Poetry Reading Series, 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 (2012) and been shortlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 shortlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship
2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $20,000.00

Awards for Works

Rawshock 2012 selected 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)
2012 joint winner Grace Leven Poetry Prize
Oscillations "Attracted to all things electrical, you passed along the way like a weird", Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012 single work poetry
2012 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
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