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.

Anthony Lawrence has published 15 books of poems and a novel. His most recent collection is Headwaters (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016). His books and individual poems have won a number of awards, including the Kenneth Slessor Prize (NSW Premiers Award), the Judith Wright Calanthe Award (QLD Premiers Award), the Blake Poetry Prize, the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize. He is a lecturer at Griffith University, Gold Coast, where he teaches Writing Poetry and Creative Writing. He lives on the far north coast of NSW.

Simeon Kronenberg has published poetry in MeanjinSoutherlyAustralian Poetry JournalContrappasso and Cordite, and in the anthologies, Australian Love Poems, 2013 and the Australian Poetry Members Anthology, 2014. He won the inaugural Second Bite Poetry Prize (2014) and was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize (2015). He recently completed a post-graduate research project at the University of Sydney into American, contemporary gay love poetry and has published a shortened version of his exegesis in Cordite. He has also published widely on the contemporary visual arts.


Conversation/ Collaboration


Collaboration has a long history in the arts, especially in music. In poetry, Wordsworth and Coleridge produced the 'Lyrical Ballads' and Ezra Pound's editorial influence is widely regarded as an indelible (though uncredited) influence on TS Eliot's 'The Wasteland'. While most collaborations in verse involve a dialogue between two poets, this three-way 'Conversation' is intended to introduce and share a number of concerns and ideas that pertain to both composition and editorial practice. Consequently, our combined statements and reflections are intended as a foundation from which to step off into the actual writing process, and to offer potential readers a number of valuable insights into possible methodologies for a collaboration, in three voices.