Luke Davies

Luke Davies is the author of five volumes of poetry and three novels. Totem was the Age Book of the Year and Interferon Psalms won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Davies adapted the feature film Candy from his cult novel of the same name. His film Life (directed by Anton Corbijn) was recently released worldwide. Lion (directed by Garth Davis) will be released in 2016. He is film critic for The Monthly. He is currently working on a TV adaptation of Catch-22 for the producers of True Detective. He lives in Los Angeles.

UMAMI Editorial

Around ten years ago I was offered a semester of teaching at the University of Technology Sydney. I accepted the job with some hesitation, thinking that energy spent teaching would be of the irreplaceable variety, and that what I would lose forever would be energy devoted to the central concern: writing

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Submission to The Lifted Brow and Cordite’s 51.1: UMAMI Now Open!

Luke Davies, Paris, 2014, photo by Samuel Pignan. Poetry for The Lifted Brow / Cordite 51.1: UMAMI is guest-edited by Luke Davies. Submission of flash fiction (between 1 and 500 words max) and poetry will be accepted until 11.59pm, 5 …

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3 Poems by Uwe Kolbe

Photograph from BR Bayern 2 The First Encounter Aimless he wandered, that wide-eyed boy beneath the scorching sun the gods controlled. He said, Make summer mine! (They granted it – and how.) He didn’t know what hit him – Who’d …

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Poem in England

Squirrel, hare, woods, grouse, words I guess I’ve always wanted to put into a poem, and never had reason to. It’s summer in England in Addington and now here I am and here they all are in the poem because …

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