Allen Fisher was born in 1944, and is a poet, artist and publisher, and the editor of Spanner magazine.
He lives in Hereford, and is Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.
He has written four main long sequences of work: the Place project 1971-1980; Blood, Bone, Brain 1970-1980; The Art of Flight, 1970s; and Gravity as a consequence of shape, 1982-2007.
Place is a development in open field poetics, focusing on South London, and incorporates a series of books including Convergences (1978), Becoming (1978) and Unpolished Mirrors (1986).
Gravity as a consequence of shape incorporates many small books and booklets started in 1982, culminating in 3 collected volumes: Gravity (2004); Entanglement (2004), and Leans (2007).
Altogether Fisher has over 150 publications in his name consisting of art documentation, poetry and theory. In 2015 his book of essays Imperfect Fit: Aesthetic Function, Facture and Reception , a companion to his work with essays by contemporaries and an Allen Fisher Reader were all published.