Luke Beesley

is a Melbourne-based writer of poetry and short fiction, and is an artist and musician. His recent poetry collections are Jam Sticky Vision (2015) and New Works on Paper (2013), both published by Giramondo. Luke’s second book, Balance (Whitmore Press, 2012), was based on an Asialink residency in India. He has won numerous awards and fellowships and his poetry has appeared on ABC Radio National, and the Best Australian Poems (Black Inc) and Best Australian Poetry (UQP) anthologies. He is working on his 5th poetry collection and writing on Barbara Guest as part of a Doctorate in Creative Arts at the Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU.

As part of his doctorate in creative arts, Luke is working in his 5th collection of poetry which will close a trilogy of collections  including his recent books, Jam Sticky Vision (2015) and New Works on Paper (2013). The trilogy concentrates on the proximity of cinema, music and drawing to his daily writing. He is also writing an essay on Barbara Guest’s visual-art drafting techniques, based on archival research at the Beinecke Library, New Haven, in 2015, and what these techniques might mean for her ekphrastic poetry.


Jam Sticky Vision, Giramondo Publishing, 2015.

Other works


Photo by Zoë Miller