States of Poetry Victoria - Series One

Series One of the Victorian States of Poetry anthology is edited by David McCooey and features poetry from Kevin Brophy, Amy Brown, Michael Farrell, A. Frances Johnson, Cameron Lowe, and Jessica L. Wilkinson. Read David McCooey's introduction to the anthology here.

States of Poetry Victoria - Series One

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | State Editor's Introduction by David McCooey

David McCooey

Melbourne is home to numerous poetic institutions, including Australian Poetry Inc, Collected Works (Australia's best bookshop for poetry), and, of course, Australian Book Review. ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | About Kevin Brophy

Australian Book Review
Professor Kevin Brophy is author of fourteen books of fiction, poetry and essays, including This is What Gives Us Time More

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | 'A brief report' by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy

for Wolfgang and Birgit

I failed to sleep last night, I failed to have the dreams
that would take me safe from one day into the next.

I failed to be brave, afraid of the train, its snout ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - Victoria | 'Before I speak' by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy

This poem has not yet been written
and before it is I want to say I respect
the President of the United States,
the man himself and his office

and I respect what the people
mean when they s ... More

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