Professor Kevin Brophy

Professor Kevin Brophy is the author of thirteen books of poetry, fiction and essays. His latest book is 'Walking,: New and Selected Poems' (John Leonard Press 2013 http://johnleonardpress.com/). He teaches mainly poetry and short fiction in the Creative writing program in the School of culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. He is a chief investigator with a team of researchers in the ARC funded Discovery Project 'Understanding Creative Excellence: A Case Study in Poetry' (2013-2015). He is co-editor of the journal of Creative Writing theory, TEXT (http://www.textjournal.com.au/index.htm) His areas of research interest are contemporary poetry, contemporary fiction, theories of creativity, arts education, and psychoanalytic theory. His poems, fiction and essays have been anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, Best Australian Essays 2009 and Best Australian Stories 2012 (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), Australian Verse since 1788 (UNSW Press 2011), Australian Love Poems (Inkerman & Blunt 2013) and other publications. In 2009 he was awarded the Calibre Prize for an outstanding essay. Kevin Brophy is a past Chair of the Board and present life member of Writing Victoria, Patron and Trust Fund Board member for the Melbourne Poets Union, member of the publishing Executive of Five Islands Press (2008-2013 ongoing), referee for New Writing (UK) and Americana Review, international editorial board member of Axon, adviser to IPSI (International Poetry Studies Institute) and founding member of Lines to Time, an association devoted to providing poetry at funerals of those otherwise unacknowledged. He has been a recent board member of Going Down Swinging (2009-12), four times a judge for the Victorian Premiers Literary Awards, and through Hit & Miss, the publisher of chapbooks by Melbourne poets. From 2001-2008 he was also a member of the Executive of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. He has performed and read widely in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Melbourne, 1997)
  • Master of Arts (University of Melbourne, 1991)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Melbourne, 1989)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Child Psychology (Phillip Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne, 1972)

Member of

  • Victorian Writers Centre. Honorary Life Member in recognition of service on committee of management and as chair 1996-2001. 1990-
  • Australian Society of Authors. ordinary member. 1980-
  • Australian Association of Writing Programs. member of national executive body. 1997-
  • Melbourne Poets Union. Patron of the MPU and founding member of Trust Board. 1980-

2014

Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
  • Kevin Brophy 2014, 'Millenial Dust', Australian Book Review, vol. 359, no. March, pp. 55-55.
Minor Published Works
  • Kevin Brophy 2014, The Philosophy Exam, in Australian Book Review, Australian Book Review, 361
  • Kevin Brophy 2014, Ocean/Fishing, in Communion, Walleah Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2014, Eight, in When the Moon is Swimming Naked, Cerberus Press, 1

2013

Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
  • Kevin Brophy 2013, 'In Memory of Richard Tokatlian', The Victorian Writer, Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, vol. May, pp. 20-21.
Major Published Works
Minor Published Works

2012

Journal Articles Refereed
Fully Written Paper Refereed
Major Published Works
  • Kevin Brophy 2012, Radar, in Curnow N ed(s), Radar, Walleah Press, 1
Minor Published Works

2011

Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Fully Written Paper Refereed
Minor Published Works

2010

Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Minor Published Works

2009

Authored Research Books
Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Minor Published Works

2008

Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Minor Published Works

2007

Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
  • Kevin Brophy 2007, 'The Block Thing', Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, vol. April, pp. 8-8.
Major Reports and Working Papers
Major Published Works
Minor Published Works

2006

Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed
  • Kevin Brophy 2006, 'Thompson, Colin', Reading Time, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 29-29.
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Minor Reports and Working Papers
Major Published Works
  • Kevin Brophy 2006, What Men and Women Do, in What Men and Women Do: Stories by Kevin Brophy, Flat Chat Press, 1
Minor Published Works

2005

Journal Articles Unrefereed
Minor Published Works
  • Kevin Brophy 2005, The Dead, in Agenda, Agenda, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2005, Sailing, in Blue Dog: Australian Poetry, Poetry Australia Foundation, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2005, From Moments, Years, in Out of Sight Out of Mind: Prose and Poetry about the Prison, Ginninderra Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2005, The New Menagerie, in Blue Giraffe, Blue Giraffe Press, 1

2004

Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Minor Published Works
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, After rain, in Suburbs of the mind, Central Coast Poets, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Life size, in The best Australian poems 2004, Black Inc, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, The dream of moths, in Meanjin, Meanjin Company, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, The soul and what happened to it, in Australian Book Review, Australian Book Review, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Stutter, in Space: New Writing, Whitmore Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Difficult, in Australian Book Review, Australian Book Review, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Colours, camels, boxes, in My cat cannot have friends in australia: the anthology of the 2004 wollongong poetry workshop, Five Islands Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Bottle Cap, in my cat cannot have friends in Australia, Five Islands Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Sugar Packet, in my cat cannot have friends in Australia, Five Islands Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Mr Wittgenstein's Lion, in Famous Reporter, Walleah Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Poetry, in Space: New Writing, Whitmore Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, for peter, in Space: New Writing, Whitmore Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Box, in Space: New Writing, Whitmore Press, 1
  • Kevin Brophy 2004, Painters, in Space: New Writing, Whitmore Press, 1

2003

Authored Research Books
Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Minor Published Works

2002

Textbooks
Research Book Chapters
  • Kevin Brophy 2002, The sentence in time, in The writer's reader a guide to writing fiction and poetry, Halstead Press, pp. 29-35
Journal Articles Refereed
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
Major Published Works

2001

Research Book Chapters
Journal Articles Refereed
Minor Published Works

Grant information

2013

Additional grant information

Competitive Grants, Awards and Prizes
2013: ARC Discovery Project 'Understanding Creative Excellence' (2013-15): $350,000 2013: e-learning and teaching initiative gran (with Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane)t $40,000 2010: CCRAG Grant for establishment of Lines to Time $3,000 2009: Calibre Prize for an outstanding essay 2006: Australia Council Established Writer’s Grant $25,000
2002: Arts Victoria Project Grant $10,000
1997: Arts Victoria Project Grant $10,000
1996: Arts Victoria Project Grant $2,000
1986: Australia Council New Writers Fellowship $17,000
1974: Australia Council New Writers Fellowship $2,500

Supervision

Available for supervision.