Phil Brown -  journalist . writer . poet

Phil Brown

journalist . writer . poet

articles . books . poems

Phil Brown

Phil is Arts Editor at The Courier-Mail newspaper and a weekly columnist whose articles and columns appear in Qweekend magazine in The Courier-Mail, and in the lifestyle magazine Brisbane News where he writes about his life ... and mines the rich ore of his artistic nature, with occasional references to Dumb and Dumber. He likes it to be known that although he writes for a lifestyle magazine he does not claim to have one. A lifestyle, that is.

“As an author I write about myself,” Phil says. “And, if that sounds self-indulgent, you don't know the half of it. Mind you if you read either of my memoirs - Travels with My Angst and Any Guru Will Do, both published by University of Queensland Press, all will be revealed. Existential angst reigns in these and both of my books of poetry - Plastic Parables and An Accident in the Evening. Is that a good thing? You can be the judge of that.”

Phil is a popular presenter at festivals and events of an artistic or literary nature and is available for speaking engagements. In fact try shutting him up.

You get the picture. Welcome to his website.


Articles - Reviews - Meetings - Interviews - Columns | Short Stories | Travel Stories

Phil Brown meets Alan Alda

in Brisbane during the World Science Festival

Phil meets up with comedian
Barry Humphries in Brisbane

Phil interviews Dr. Norman Doidge
... about Brain Plasticity


When Booker Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson was asked to resurrect Shylock .... Read more


Eat your fill then chill
on a Thai island idyll

.... and many more


Phil Brown - Arts Editor - weekly columnist - writer

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What Phil’s reader say:

These finely-crafted, quirky poems range from evocations of a lost childhood in Hong Kong, through musings about Ernest Hemingway and the watching of contemporary TV, to reflections about waiting for a pizza and feeling sympathy for a solitary, suffering woman on the sidewalk in cosmopolitan, trendy New Farm in inner city Brisbane.

Funny, bitter, cool and derelict, An Accident in The Evening is an idiosyncratic and engaging collection of poetry that is fresh and wonderfully liberating.

— Ross Fitzgerald


Arts Editor - The Courier-Mail
Deputy Editor - CANVAS
News Queensland

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