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

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

The Philosphy Exam

Now you have seen the elephant and heard
from an ex-student who blogs an elegy
to 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

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Published in May 2014, no. 361
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.

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