Luke Fischer is a poet and scholar. His diverse publications include three authored books, the poetry collection Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013), the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the new poems (Bloomsbury, 2015), and the children’s book The Blue Forest (Lindisfarne Books, 2015). His poems have appeared in leading journals and anthologies, including The Best Australian Poems (2014 and 2015) and Award Winning Australian Writing (2013). He won the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, was commended in the 2013 FAW Anne Elder Award, and has twice been shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize (2012 and 2015). He holds a PhD in philosophy and is an honorary associate in the philosophy department at the University of Sydney.