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

Titlesort icon Type Replies Last Post
(Cohorts): THE LAST AFTERNOON OF THE WAR (rev.) Chapter 8 3 years 31 weeks ago
COHORT- Writings Conversation 15 3 years 16 weeks ago
Cohort: American Dyno Kibbles [Draft 1] Chapter 22 3 years 47 weeks ago
Cohort: The Last Afternoon of the War Chapter 34 3 years 44 weeks ago
cohort: the tiniest of television sets (o, siete cartas personales) Chapter 12 3 years 39 weeks ago
Crucifix IV Chapter 4 4 years 16 weeks ago
Devil Got Me- short story/fairy tale Chapter 69 4 years 16 weeks ago
East of Your Elbow by Laura J.W. Ryan Blog post 14 4 years 5 weeks ago
Elbowing Room, Elbow Rooming by R. V. Branham Blog post 3 4 years 5 weeks ago
Free Will and Determination by M. F. McAuliffe Blog post 4 4 years 7 weeks ago