Kevin Brophy Kevin Brophy i(A27910 works by) (a.k.a. Kevin John Brophy)
Born: Established: 1949 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Poet, essayist and novelist Kevin Brophy was educated by Jesuits and later studied literature and psychology at the University of Melbourne. His poetry has been widely anthologised and he has reviewed regularly for Reading Time. Brophy has published a number of study guides on contemporary fiction and is co-founder and co-editor of Going Down Swinging. He has also contributed book notes for Victorian Council of Adult Education Reading Groups.

Brophy has been an Associate Professor, teaching creative writing, at the University of Melbourne and has supervised many developing Australian writers.

Most Referenced Works


  • Papers held at ADFA MSS G91.

Personal Awards

2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Residencies Six month residency at the BR Whiting Studio, Rome, 2 February - 31 July 2015
2005 Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $25,000 for poetry.

Awards for Works

Walking : New and Selected Poems 2013 selected work poetry

'This new work comes from a poet who has long made rich, intimate, lyrical and disturbing poetry about Melbourne's inner-northern urban streets and backyards, about memory and family, and more lately about the seemingly natural surrealism of the mind. Kevin Brophy is a master of tonality and nuance. ' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
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