|About the Book|
See also: Kevin Brophy for the Irish novelist and English Language tutor.Professor Kevin Brophy is a poet and novelist. He has had twelve books published. From 1980 to 1994 he edited the small press literary journal Going Down Swinging. His poems and essays have been anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011 and Best Australian Essays 2009 (Black Inc.), Australian Poetry since 1788 (UNSW Press 2011), Best Australian Essays: a ten-year collection (Black Inc 2011), the MacQuarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (Allen & Unwin 2009), the Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry (2009), The Road South (Five islands, 2007), New Music: Contemporary Australian Poetry (Five Islands 2001), Family Ties: Australian Poems of the Family (Oxford 1999), My Secret Life (Melbourne Festival of Poetry 1999), Daughters and Fathers (UQP 1997) and other publications. His book, Creativity, was shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Nonfiction Literary Award in 1999. He was awarded the Martha Richardson Medal for poetry in 2005. He was co-winner of the Calibre Prize for an outstanding essay in 2009.Kevin Brophy is a regular reviewer for Reading Time, the journal of the Childrens Book Council of Australia, and has contributed Book Notes for the Council of Adult Education Reading Groups. He has been awarded Australia Council for the Arts grants in 1974, 1986 and 2005. He has been awarded Arts Victoria project grants in 1996 and 2003. In 2010 he co-edited Nth Degree (Arcade), an anthology of new writing from Australian creative-writing students. His latest book of essays is Patterns of Creativity (Rodopi Press 2009). His latest collection of poetry is Radar (Walleah Press 2012). See an interview in Verityla with Brophy and co-author Nathan Curnow and review in Aus.Poetry.org. Kevins article, Art and Evolution: A Partnership in Excess has been included in the 10 Year Anniversary edition of the international journal, New Writing.Kevin Brophy is a life member of Writing Victoria, patron the Melbourne Poets Union, a member of the publishing executive of Five Islands Press, and co-editor of the on-line journal of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, TEXT. He is a founding member of Lines to Time, an association devoted to providing poetry at the funerals of those who would otherwise die without recognition or ceremony. He was a member of the Executive of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs 2001-2008. He has been a board member of Going Down Swinging, four times a judge for the Victorian Premiers Literary Awards, and through Hit & Miss, the publisher of chapbooks by Melbourne poets.