Kenna served as Labor Member of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland. He edited the Brisbane Worker.
He published "Banjo, of the Overflow," a parody of Banjo Paterson’s "Clancy of the Overflow", in 1892 as part of the Bulletin Debate about the true nature of life in the Australian bush. Like many of his poems (including those later published in Phases), it was first published in the Sydney Bulletin.
In 1907 he married Edith Elvira Stamp; they had a son, Vernon.
- Songs of a Season. Melbourne: Melville, Mullen & Slade; 1895.
- Phases. Bangalow, NSW: Thomas S. Laidler, 1915.
- Queensland Authors and Artists’ Xmas Magazine (edited by Kenna & issued by the Queensland Authors and Artists Association). Brisbane, Qld: Watson Ferguson, [no year].
- Australian National Bibliographical Database (which has 8 entries for works by or about Kenna).
- ↑ "Records of members and office holders in 1860". Queensland Parliament. http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/historical/records1860.asp?SubArea=register_K&SubNav=register_A. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
- "Banjo, of the Overflow", at Matilda.
- Francis Kenna at the Australian Poetry Library (1 poem, "The Confidential Jockey")
- Francis Kenna at PoemHunter (2 poems).
- Francis Kenna in the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature.
- Francis Kenna, Poet and journalist obituary, Brisbane Courier
- Francis Kenna at Old Queensland Poetry.
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