Paul Magee was born in Melbourne in 1970. He studied Classical languages and Russian, and since 2004 has taught poetry composition and criticism at the University of Canberra, where he is Associate Professor. His first book was a prose ethnography, From Here to Tierra del Fuego (2000). His first book of poems, Cube Root of Book (JLP, 2006), was shortlisted for the Innovation Award in the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.
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