Luke Beesley was born in Brisbane and is a poet, artist and musician, and has an M.Phil in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland.
Luke's ﬁrst book of poetry, Lemon Shark, was highly commended in the Ann Elder Award. His second poetry collection, Balance, based on an Asialink Residency to India, based on an Asialink residency in India, was published in late 2012. His latest poetry book, New Works on Paper, is published by Giramondo and was launched at Readings Carlton, Melbourne, in September 2013.
He is presently working on an artists' book of poems and drawings called Seed, which was researched with a Creative Fellowship from the State Library of Victoria. He has exhibited drawings in a number of group shows, and he had his ﬁrst solo show, Authors, in 2011.
Luke is the singer-songwriter for the band, 'New Archer', who play in Melbourne regularly and released their debut ep, Bees Nudge the Mouth of a Feathered Rose in 2012. He lives in Northcote, Melbourne, with his partner – artist and designer, Zoe Miller – and their son, Ari.