Who is James Phillip Mcauley

James Phillip McAuley (12 October 1917 – 15 October 1976) was an Australian academic, poet, journalist, literary critic and a prominent convert to Roman Catholicism. He was involved in the Ern Malley poetry hoax.

Life and career

McAuley was born in Lakemba, a suburb of Sydney. He was educated at Fort Street High School and then attended Sydney University, where he majored in English, Latin and philosophy (which he studied under John Anderson. In 1937 he edited Hermes, the annual literary journal of the University of Sydney Union, in which many of his early poems, beginning in 1935, were published until 1941.He began his life as an Anglican and was sometime organist and choirmaster at Holy Trinity Church, Dulwich Hill, in Sydney. He lost his Christian faith as a ...
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James Phillip Mcauley Poems

  • Winter Morning
    Spring stars glitter in the freezing sky,
    Trees on watch are armoured with frost.
    In the dark tarn of a mirror a face appears.
    Time is moving through displacements. ...
  • Credo
    That each thing is a word
    Requiring us to speak it;
    From the ant to the quasar,
    From clouds to ocean floor- ...
  • At A Child's Grave
    A sky contused and rifted like a wound:
    Red-amber gum exudes from the dark tree;
    A long dayâ??s dying. Small anatomy
    Locked in this nameless graveâ??s neglected mound, ...
  • Because
    My father and my mother never quarrelled.
    They were united in a kind of love
    As daily as the Sydney Morning Herald,
    Rather than like the eagle or the dove. ...
  • Marginal Note
    A ray of light, to an oblique observer,
    Remains invisible in pure dry air;
    But shone into a turbid element
    It throws distracting side-gleams everywhere ...
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