MF McAuliffe

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Portland OR


Favorite Font: 
Book Antiqua, Bookman Old, Monotype Corsiva (for labels), Times. Least favourite font: Ariel.
Favorite Place to Write: 
A clean and well-lit place.
Favorite Place to Read: 
Anywhere, almost.
Best time of day to write: 
early mornings


I am an Australian essayist, poet, fiction writer and photographer living in Portland, Oregon, an alien of complex residence. My fiction has appeared in Tema (Zagreb), my verse as the libretto for La Mama Courthouse’s production Orpheus, An Australian Tragedy (Melbourne, 2000). I am the co-author of Fighting Monsters (Vaughan Willoughby, Melbourne, 1998) and Golems Waiting Redux (Publication Studio, 2011). In 2002 I co-founded the multi-lingual magazine Gobshite Quarterly with R.V. Branham; more recently we have begun publishing books under the GobQ colophon. My fiction often deals with the subject of work – that great dropout from English language fiction of the last 60 years. But sometimes, as with “The Last Afternoon Of the War,” I just sit, and listen, and smile.


The quality of light, the quality of mercy, mary renault, rosemary sutcliff, john le carre, ursla le guin, jared diamond, tim flannery, patrick white, anne sexton, fred schepisi, south australian modernist painters; summer cerulean, indigo glass, running water; reflections, photographs, gossamer lyrics, the utter access shakespeare had to his own sensory processing; childhood latin; colin thubron, patrick leigh fermor; plants that flourish in offices and show it can be done.

MF McAuliffe's Manuscripts

  1. the_true_death_of_agamemnon.rtf 4 years ago (Published)

MF McAuliffe's Last Word

Title Type Repliessort icon Last Post
paper and ink Chapter 0 3 years 51 weeks ago
The Secret Among Us - 007 Chapter 1 3 years 51 weeks ago
The Nativity of Chai Vang: Back to the House of Pain: Erik Wennermark Blog post 1 3 years 36 weeks ago
Hybrid: The Bridgehouse Game Manuscript 2 4 years 1 week ago
the insect ecologies of death, or amateur hour (towards a new order of the phylum) : towards the hybribeastiary Chapter 2 3 years 51 weeks ago
The Secret Among Us Manuscript 2 3 years 50 weeks ago
Elbowing Room, Elbow Rooming by R. V. Branham Blog post 3 3 years 40 weeks ago
Hybrid: Consolidated Preapplication for Public Assistance Chapter 3 4 years 1 week ago
Crucifix IV Chapter 4 3 years 50 weeks ago
Wolfus Manuscript 4 3 years 51 weeks ago