James McAuley

James McAuley

About James McAuley

James Phillip McAuley (1917 – 1976) was an Australian poet and literary critic. With fellow poet Harold Stewart, McAuley concocted sixteen nonsense poems in a pseudo-experimental modernist style. These were then sent to the young editor of the literary magazine Angry Penguins, Max Harris. The poems were raced to publication by Harris and Australia's most celebrated literary hoax was set in motion.
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