The Philosophy Exam

The Philosophy Exam

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’s latest book is Look at the Lake (Puncher & Wattmann 2018), a record of a year living in a remote Aboriginal community in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. Recent books include This is What Gives Us Time (Gloria SMH,) and Walking: New and Selected Poems (2013), shortlisted for WA Premiers Poetry Prize. Kevin is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.

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