Kevin Brophy is the author of fifteen books of poetry, fiction and essays. His latest books are Misericordia, This is What Gives Us Time, Walking: New and Selected Poems. He teaches mainly poetry and the art of the personal essay in the Creative writing program in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. His poems, fiction and essays have been anthologised in Best Australian Poems, Best Australian Essays and Best Australian Stories. In 2009 he was awarded the Calibre Prize for an outstanding essay.