Luke Fischer is a poet and scholar, whose books include the poetry collection Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013), the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems (Bloomsbury, 2015), the children’s book The Blue Forest (Lindisfarne Books, 2015), and a co-edited volume of essays on Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus and philosophy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney. He won the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, was twice shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize (2012 and 2015), and was commended in the 2013 FAW Anne Elder Award for a first book of poems. He has been an invited speaker at literary festivals and conferences in Australia, Europe, and the USA, and has received research fellowships in Germany and an international writers’ residency in Switzerland (Château de Lavigny, 2016). Individual poems have appeared in leading journals and anthologies, including The Best Australian Poems (2014, 2015), Award Winning Australian Writing (2013), and Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016). He is currently an honorary associate at the University of Sydney.
A Personal History of Vision is published through UWAP's poetry imprint, UWAP Poetry.