MF McAuliffe

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First Name: 
MF
Last Name: 
McAuliffe
Location: 
Portland OR

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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

Bio/Mission

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.

Inspirations

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 1 year ago (Published)

MF McAuliffe's Last Word

Title Typesort icon Replies Last Post
Free Will and Determination by M. F. McAuliffe Blog post 4 1 year 37 weeks ago
Hybrid Beast PressBook Blog post 7 1 year 32 weeks ago
East of Your Elbow by Laura J.W. Ryan Blog post 14 1 year 34 weeks ago
The Nativity of Chai Vang: Back to the House of Pain: Erik Wennermark Blog post 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
Elbowing Room, Elbow Rooming by R. V. Branham Blog post 3 1 year 35 weeks ago
The Secret Among Us Manuscript 2 1 year 45 weeks ago
the night watch Manuscript 4 1 year 46 weeks ago
Hybrid: The Bridgehouse Game Manuscript 2 1 year 48 weeks ago
Wolfus Manuscript 4 1 year 46 weeks ago
the_true_death_of_agamemnon.rtf Manuscript 4 1 year 14 weeks ago