Philip Neilsen

Philip Neilsen is a Brisbane writer who has published five collections of poetry, the most recent Without an Alibi (Salt Publishing, 2008). He is professor of creative writing at QUT and teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Queensland. He is co-editor with David Morley of The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing (2012) and with Robert King and Felicity Baker of Creative Arts in Counseling and Mental Health (SAGE, 2015).

Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

During the conference I share a narrow college room with my ex-girlfriend, so we can go on to Germany together next. Since I last saw her she has climbed Ben Nevis, bought a BSA Regal, got an editor’s job in …

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Crows are clever. They use sticks as tools, speak non-idiomatic French, start but do not finish cryptic crosswords. Crows were the first to wear black to book launches, to peck at wine while avoiding a rival. A crow is watching …

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