Kevin Hart is internationally recognised as a poet, critic, philosopher and theologian. Born in England, he grew up in Brisbane, and taught Philosophy and English at the University of Melbourne. He has recently taken up a position at the University of Virginia. His new book of poems is Young Rain (Giramondo). Hart was one of four poets whose work was celebrated in The Red Room Company's 'The Poet's Life Works' series 2009. 


2008  Young Rain (Sydney: Giromondo Press; Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Bloodaxe Books, 2009; Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2009).

2002   Flame Tree: Selected Poems (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Bloodaxe Books), Australian edition published by Paperpark Press, 205 pp. Chinese translation (Beijing: Jiangsu Press, 2006), 296 pp.

1999    Wicked Heat (Sydney: Paperbark Press); rpt., 2000

1995   New and Selected Poems (Sydney: HarperCollins) [Chinese translation (Beijing: Yilin Press, 2000]

1991   Peniel (Melbourne: Golvan Arts)

1984   Your Shadow (Sydney: Angus and Robertson)

1981    The Lines of the Hand (Sydney: Angus and Robertson) 

1978    The Departure (Brisbane: University of Queensland Press)


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