Philip Neilsen


Philip Neilsen is the author of six collections of poetry. In 2018 he published Wildlife of Berlin (UWAP), which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He also won the 2018 Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award. He teaches poetry writing at The University of Queensland and is an adjunct professor at QUT.


Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamus

PoetryHe had four hippos in his private zoo and would visit them each dawn in his silk kimono to explain survival of the fittest, greedy bankers, why the poor in his old street called him Robin Hood, why he had to have 600...

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