Toby Fitch writes poetry and essays. He works as a sessional academic in creative writing at the University of Sydney, and as an editor in various capacities. He is the current poetry editor of Overland, editor and curator at large for Australian Poetry, and has previously worked as an editor for Southerly, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, and for Power Publications.
He is a co-editor of the new forthcoming series of Best Australian Poetry. He edited the forthcoming anthology of poems Groundswell: The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets 2007-2020 and worked with Lisa Gorton to co-edit the 2015 Australian Poetry Anthology. In 2017, he edited ‘Transforming My Country’, a series of poems that included Lisa Gorton’s long poem ‘Royal Park’. His poem ‘Sparkling Anxiety’ won the Charles Rischbieth Jury Poetry Prize 2020. His books of poetry include Rawshock, which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry 2012, Where Only the Sky had Hung Before and, most recently, Sydney Spleen (Giramondo 2021), a collection edited by Lisa Gorton.