Michael Brophy

1945- ; b. Belfast; one-time member of Philip Hobsbaum’s Belfast Group; school-teacher in Belfast, 1968-75; worked as education aid worker in Guyana, Gambia , Seychelles, Bhutan and Jordan; currently Executive Director of the Africa Educational Trust; collections incl. A Tired Tribe (Blackstaff Press); with Michael Boyle, Words, Poems and Poets; also in anthologies: eight of his poems appear in Padraic Fiacc, ed., The Wearing of the Black (Belfast: Blackstaff 1974); How Strong the Roots, ed., Howard Sergeant; Evans Brothers: Rhyme and Reason, ed. Marian Forde; contrib. to Poetry Ireland, Lines Review, Irish Press New Irish Writing, Ais-Eiri, Aquarius, Outposts, Imprint, Honest Ulsterman [eight poems], Hibernia, Fortnight, Threshold, The Irish Times.

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