States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | About Toby Fitch

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Toby Fitch is based in Newtown, Sydney. He is poetry editor of Overland and program director for the Australian Poets Festival. He also works as a bookseller at Gleebooks, a teacher of creative writing at the University of Sydney, and runs the Sappho Books poetry night. His books of poetry include Rawshock (Puncher & Wattmann 2012), which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry, Jerilderies (Vagabond Press 2014) and The Bloomin' Notions of Other & Beau (forthcoming, Vagabond 2016).

State Editor's notes

'Toby Fitch's poems possess an unusual physicality and form beautiful and intriguing shapes on the page. They are clever and energetic, full of word play, puns, and politics. Reading them is like sliding down a slippery dip. They are also inversions of Rimbaud's Illuminations. Another ride down the slide – this time maybe backwards' writes ABR's States of Poetry - New South Wales State Editor Elizabeth Allen. Read her States of Poetry introduction here.

States of Poetry

'In Fancy'

'Diva Maintenance'

'Mauvement'

'Democrazy'

'Gen Y'

Recordings

#26 States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'In Fancy' by Toby Fitch

#27 States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Diva Maintenance' by Toby Fitch

#28 States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Mauvement' by Toby Fitch

#29 States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Democrazy' by Toby Fitch

#30 States of Poetry 2016 NSW Podcast | 'Gen Y' by Toby Fitch

Further reading and links

Toby Fitch's website

Toby Fitch reads 'In Fancy' for Australian Book Review's Poem of the Week podcast.

'Fey' by Toby Fitch, published in the December 2015 issue of Australian Book Review

Toby Fitch reviews Drones and Phantoms by Jennifer Maiden in the April 2015 issue of Australian Book Review.

Peter Kenneally reviews Rawshock by Toby Fitch in the October 2012 issue of Australian Book Review

'Oscillations' by Toby Fitch published in the March 2012 issue of Australian Book Review

'Self-Guerre' by Toby Fitch published in the Sydney Morning Herald on June 6, 2015.

The Bloomin' Notions of Other & Beau by Toby Fitch (Vagabond Press)

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