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Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy has had nine collections of poetry published, as well as works of fiction and collections of essays. He has received the Martha Richardson Medal for poetry and the Calibre Essay Prize. In 2015 he was poet in residence at the B.R. Whiting Library in Rome, and in 2019–20 he is poet in residence at the Keesing Studio in Paris.

'The Philosophy Exam', a new poem by Kevin Brophy

May 2014, no. 361 29 April 2014
Now you have seen the elephant and heardfrom an ex-student who blogs an elegyto his lost left leg (his transfemoral amputation),and a friend (you visit him in emergency)has misplaced his memory, his lost confirmation –and doctors talk of a Global Psychogenic Fugue:write down what this means in 250 words or less ... (read more)

'The Sublime', a new poem by Kevin Brophy

June 2011, no. 332 23 May 2011
The Sublime at 86 and 91 they are still together more or less and greet me at the door as if I am the punchline to a joke they were just recalling my mother staggers sideways in the drive my father reaches out for a wall, a rail, an arm with the urgency telephones demand they know what it is now and do their best to hide this knowledge from us agreeing to be forgetful and ever more fr ... (read more)
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