Luke Fischer

Published Title : Paths of Flight

Luke Fischer is a poet and scholar. He was born in 1978 into a European family in Sydney (his mother is French and his father’s family emigrated from Eastern Europe in 1950). In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney for his thesis on Rilke and phenomenology. From 2010-2011 he completed post-graduate study in creative writing (poetry).

For a number of years he lived in Germany and the US, where he held academic positions, and he has travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East. He is currently an honorary associate in the philosophy department at the University of Sydney.

He won the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize and was commended in the 2013 FAW Anne Elder Award for his book of poems Paths of Flight (Black Pepper). He is the author of two other books, the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems (Bloomsbury, 2015), and a book of bedtimes stories called The Blue Forest (Lindisfarne Books/SteinerBooks, 2014).

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