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    Waves, Mountains, Wings and Sails: on Lorri Whiting, an expatriate woman artist (part two)
    Brophy, K (University of Western Australia Press, 2020-08-01)
    Kevin Brophy writes of the art and life of Lorri Whiting, Australian expatriate abstract artist in Rome and across Europe through the second half of the twentieth century
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    Wave, Mountains, Wings and Sails: on Lorri Whiting, an expatriate woman artist (part one)
    Brophy, K (University of Western Australia Press, 2019-11-03)
    Kevin Brophy writes of the art and life of Lorri Whiting, Australian expatriate abstract artist in Rome and across Europe through the second half of the twentieth century
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    Friday essay: on the ending of a friendship
    Brophy, K (The Conversation Media Group, 2019-09-20)
    A 40-year friendship ends badly and publicly, leading to a forensic examination of what it means to have and be a friend.
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    Shame-Job: considering that the whole affair might have gone differently
    Brophy, K (Meanjin Company, 2019-06-01)
    As my 20-year working life at the University of Melbourne was coming to its natural end by teaching for the last time an introductory subject on modern poetry during the first half of 2018, Andrea and I were planning to spend the following four months travelling in the far north of Australia, first crossing the Great Sandy Desert on the Tanami Track up from Alice Springs to revisit a community in that desert where we had lived for most of the past two years, and then crossing and recrossing the area of Western Australia known as the Kimberley, a craggy region of spinifex, boab trees and laterite still sparsely populated and still unforgiving to the unprepared. This is the country of the Bunuba, Warrwa, Ungummi, Ungarinyin, Ngarnawu and Munumburra, Walmajarri, Kija and other Indigenous peoples.
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    Victorian women poets of WW1: capturing the reverberations of loss
    Brophy, K (The Conversation Media Group, 2019-04-24)
    Just as fiction’s George Smiley made sense of the world - and even made his baffling way about a world at war through knowing the works of minor German poets - our own very real Michael Sharkey (who has an equally resonant and unlikely name) has found that his passion for a certain strain of minor poets also intersects with history, war, intrigue, political resistance and troubling nationalism. ...
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    James Harpur in Process, 2013-2017
    Brophy, K (University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts and Design, 2018-11-02)
    This was part of a larger ARC-funded project examining the practices and conditions underlying creative excellence (CI Professor Jen Webb, ARC DP 130100402, 2013–2016). It took place in the village of Rossmore, County Cork, Ireland on 20 June 2013. Note to the second interview In 2016, James Harpur was awarded the Vincent Buckley Travelling Fellowship. He spent some weeks in Melbourne giving talks and readings at the University of Melbourne and also in a small bar in Fitzroy. He travelled down the coast, visited Geelong, and investigated the possibility that he was related to the early Australian poet, Charles Harpur. James also spent some time in Sydney during this stay. Following is a brief exchange reflecting upon his recent time in Australia. This second interview took place over an email exchange between 22 August and 1 September 2017.
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    Brophy, K ; Curnow, N (University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts and Design, 2018-11-02)
    In 2016 Kevin Brophy and Nathan Curnow began a correspondence, Kevin living in the remote Aboriginal community of Mulan in the Kimberley region, Nathan living in Ballarat, Victoria. This is an excerpt from a year of letters exchanging views and ideas about poetry, teaching, creativity and failure. The correspondence continues.
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    State Editor's Introduction: States of Poetry WA Series 2
    Brophy, K (Australian Book Review, 2017-12-06)
    A brief introduction to poets selected by Kevin Brophy for inclusion in the ABR sponsored 'WA States of Poetry' Anthology for 2017.
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    ‘We’re all going to die’: Perceptions and experiences of time among creative practitioners
    Brophy, K (Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 2017-04-30)
    This paper surveys briefly a range of modern ideas on the creative process and some possible approaches to understanding time, from scientific to philosophical, experiential and managerial. This paper argues that the relationship between time and productivity remains obscure, that the creative person’s commitment to an excessive and unpredictable use of time challenges administrations to adjust their expectations and re- value the use of work time, and finally that newly conceived levels of trust need to be foregrounded between an organisation and its most creative employees.
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    Entering Other Countries
    BROPHY, K (Australian Book Review, 2017-01-11)