Brook Emery Brook Emery i(A9907 works by) (a.k.a. N. W. Emery)
Born: Established: 1949 Sydney, ;
Gender: Male
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Brook Emery has worked as a swimming instructor, beach inspector, removalist and, for a long time, as an English and History teacher. He has lived in Sydney and undertaken study for a doctorate in Creative Arts at Newcastle University (2003). Emery has been the New South Wales editor of Blue Dog.

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Collusion 2012 selected work poetry

'Brook Emery's mode is enquiry, with a gentle insistence that enquiry matters. Fluent, occasionally epigrammatic, and showing a quiet humour, this is generous, open-minded poetry. As in previous collections, Emery's interest is in the intersections of the material, the spiritual and the rational. The poems are loosely addressed as letters to some implied correspondent, who might be real, the self or unconscious.

While Collusion is metaphysical in intent, the poems keep up a habit of sharp and tactile observation – the abstract becomes sensuous, and the intellectual makes friends with the physical. Swinging between affirmation and uncertainty, they weigh up the beauty and losses of the natural and human worlds.' (Publication summary)

2013 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
Adrift "I remember very little, a lingering fear that I was drowning - my mouth was open and I", Blake Prize , 2010 single work poetry
2010 shortlisted Blake Poetry Prize
This Curious Light "After the lassitudes of blue, the sun. Now buttermilk,", Snorkel , October no. 10 Blake Prize , 2009 single work poetry
2009 shortlisted Blake Poetry Prize
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