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This is What Gives Us Time
Author: Kevin Brophy

ISBN: 9780994527516
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 94
Published: 1 April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8
This book of poems was written over one intense year of writing, at the B. R. Whiting Studio in Rome during an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship. While Brophy's poems are, on the one hand, often deeply steeped in this sensate, embodied Roman experience, the particular becomes universal as in all powerful poetry. This is what gives us time is at heart a dance of dualities and their volatile questions, of which the poetry is delicately aware. In this, Brophy exemplifies an ethical, even moral, determination. The work is underlined by love, never sentimentally, both romantic, and for one's fellow humans and creatures.

About the Author

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 & Unwi...

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