Paul Magee


University of Canberra


Paul Magee studied in Melbourne, Moscow, San Salvador and Sydney. He writes poetry and scholarly works — the latter ranges from studies of the phenomenon of poetic composition to postcolonial critiques of concepts of nationhood and belonging. Paul has published four books: From Here to Tierra del Fuego (University of Illinois Press: 2000), Cube Root of Book (John Leonard Press: 2006), Stone Postcard (John Leonard Press: 2014) and, most recently, Suddenness and the Composition of Poetic Thought (Rowman and Littlefield: 2022), an exploration of the ineradicable elements of orality at the core of written composition, poetic and otherwise. Paul is Associate Professor of Poetry at the University of Canberra.