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.
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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
MF McAuliffe's Last Word
|(Cohorts): THE LAST AFTERNOON OF THE WAR (rev.)||Chapter||8||1 year 2 weeks ago|
|COHORT- Writings||Conversation||15||39 weeks 3 days ago|
|Cohort: American Dyno Kibbles [Draft 1]||Chapter||22||1 year 18 weeks ago|
|Cohort: The Last Afternoon of the War||Chapter||34||1 year 15 weeks ago|
|cohort: the tiniest of television sets (o, siete cartas personales)||Chapter||12||1 year 11 weeks ago|
|Crucifix IV||Chapter||4||1 year 39 weeks ago|
|Devil Got Me- short story/fairy tale||Chapter||69||1 year 40 weeks ago|
|East of Your Elbow by Laura J.W. Ryan||Blog post||14||1 year 28 weeks ago|
|Elbowing Room, Elbow Rooming by R. V. Branham||Blog post||3||1 year 29 weeks ago|
|Free Will and Determination by M. F. McAuliffe||Blog post||4||1 year 31 weeks ago|