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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.

In 2020, she was shortlisted for the Sydney Book Review's Copyright Agency-funded Emerging Critics Fellowships.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Vague, or I Can’t Explain It Any Other Way i "You have a new memory:", 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , November 2018;
2019 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Poetry
Janus 2015 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 36-41) Australian Poetry Anthology 2015; (p. 74-77) The Best Australian Poems 2016 2016; (p. 70-73)
2015 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Rawshock Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1877521 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
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