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Kevin Brophy


Kevin Brophy has had fourteen books of poetry, fiction and critical and personal essays published. His latest book is This is what Gives Us Time (Gloria SMH), a collection of poems written while poet-in-residence at the B R Whiting Library in Rome during 2015. In 2009 he was awarded the Calibre prize for an outstanding essay. He teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne.

Kevin was founding co-editor of the national literary journal Going Down Swinging from 1980 to 1994. He is patron of the Melbourne Poets Union. He is currently a member of the publishing group for Five Islands Press, one of Australia’s pre-eminent independent poetry publishing houses. At present, he shares his time between Melbourne and the remote Aboriginal community of Mulan in WA.

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