The Consolation of Poetry with Luke Fischer

Most poets write a lot about death, and funerals (along with weddings) are one of the few public occasions at which poetry is frequently read. 

In this workshop poet and philosopher Luke Fischer will share his own poetry (especially from his new collection A Personal History of Vision) and discuss how it addresses death and grief. He will also shed light on how Rilke's poetry finds meaning in these themes.  

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how they have found consolation in poetry and are welcome to bring poems to share with group.'

Luke Fischer is a poet, philosopher, and scholar. His books include the poetry collections A Personal History of Vision (UWAP Poetry, 2017) and Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013) and the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems (Bloomsbury, 2015). He is currently co-editing a volume of essays on the philosophical dimensions of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus (Oxford University Press). He is an honorary associate at the University of Sydney. For more information see: