Dr Luke Fischer

Dr Luke Fischer

Dr Luke Fischer is a poet and scholar. His publications include the poetry collection Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013), a monograph on Rilke and phenomenology (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2015), articles on the philosophical significance of poetry and art, and a book of children’s stories (The Blue Forest, 2014). He won the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and has been shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney. From 2010-2011 he completed post-graduate study in creative writing (poetry) at the University of Sydney. He has held post-doctoral fellowships and taught at universities in the U.S. and Germany.

Luke will be taking part in the following events:

The Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy
Friday 23 May
11:30am-12:30pm
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

What are the connections between poetry and reason, imagination and truth? Can poetry offer insights into the nature of reality? Plato spoke of the ‘ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy’. These pursuits have a complex and contentious relationship. Three prize-winning poets - Berndt Sellheim, Jakob Ziguras and Luke Fischer - discuss the philosophical significance of poetry in relation to their own work with Joe Gelonesi, presenter of The Philosopher’s Zone on ABC RN.
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Poetry and Music Salon – Do Poets Tell the Truth?
Saturday 24 May
4:30-6:00pm
Sydney Dance Lounge, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

The classic literary salon is reinvented. Sip a glass of pinot, discuss the world as seen through a poetic lens and listen as some of the Festival’s finest poets present work from their recent collections. Outstanding classical musicians enrich the experience with melodic interludes.
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