Carolyn Fisher is an Australian poet who grew up in Somerset, England in 1962. She worked as a physiotherapist in Australia, Saudi Arabia and Malawi before migrating to the north west coast of Tasmania in 1992.

She received a mentorship through the Tasmanian Writers' Centre with poet Sarah Day in 2002, an Arts Tasmania grant in 2003 and an Australia Council grant in 2004.

Her poems have been widely published in literary journals in Australia and the UK and a number have been anthologised, most recently in the Max Harris Award 2007 anthology. She was also included in the anthologies Best Australian Poems 2004 and Best Australian Poems 2005 and was a runner up in the Gwen Harwood poetry prize 2005. She was a featured poet at the Tasmanian Poetry Festival in 2001 and 2005 and has read at venues in Tasmania and Victoria.

The Unsuspecting Sky is her first collection of poems and was the winner of the inaugural PressPress Chapbook Award.[1]


  • The Unsuspecting Sky (PressPress, Berry NSW 2008)

External links


  1. PressPress Award (PressPressite website) Accessed: 1 September 2008.
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