Faculty of Education and Arts

Kevin Densley

Position: Tutor
Study area: Humanities
Location: Mt Helen Campus, H Building, H 202
Email: k.densley@federation.edu.au


Master of Arts - University of Melbourne - 1992
Bachelor of Arts -Deakin University - 1988



Bachelor of Arts


Narrative and Text (BAFND 1002)


Kevin lives in Gherang, Victoria. He has taught in various Victorian tertiary institutions for over twenty years. His poetry has appeared in various Australian publications, including Southerly, Griffith Review, Quadrant, Verandah, Adelaide Review and LiNQ, as well as numerous UK magazines, including Other Poetry, The Journal, Monkey Kettle and Orbis. He has also written many plays (with Steve Taylor). These have been performed Australia-wide and in the U.S.A. Densley and Taylor have co-authored twelve books and one CD-ROM, mainly play collections for young people. Densley's latest book is a poetry collection, Lionheart Summer, published by Picaro Press in 2011.

Areas of expertise

  • Poetry
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Literary studies

Research interests

Postgraduate studies in 19th century English literature. Postgrad long thesis on biographies of Charlotte Bronte. General interests in the areas of poetry and playwriting.



Poetry Collections

Lionheart Summer, Picaro Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-921691-20-1

Vigorous Vernacular, Picaro Press, 2008, ISBN 978-1-920957-55-1

Play Collections by Kevin Densley and Steve Taylor (Publisher - Radical Wombat Collective unless otherwise stated)

Last Chance Gas 2003

Currency Press All Sorts 2003 ISBN 1 876402 27 X

21st Century Fables 2001 ISBN 1 876402 22 9

Stage Lite 2000 ISBN 1 876402 17 2

Radical Wombat Collective's Multi-Part Plays 2000 ISBN 1 876402 1 64

The Season To Be Jolly 2000

From Cool to Sick 1999 ISBN 1 876402 13 X

The Twelve Plays of Christmas 1998 ISBN 1 876402 03 2

The Nursery Rhyme Plays 1998 ISBN 1 876402 07 5

Another 10 in One 1998 ISBN 1 876402 02 4

Genres II 1998 ISBN 1 876402 01 6

10 in One 1997

Genres 1997 ISBN 0 9857159 6 9

Refereed journal articles

Poetry in refereed Australian journals such as Southerly, Griffith Review, LiNQ and Mattoid.

Seminar Presentations

Numerous workshops and seminars at tertiary level (stretching over approximately two decades) in relation to both playwriting and poetry, and creative writing more generally.