Paul Cliff

Paul Cliff

About Paul Cliff

Paul Cliff is a Canberra-based poet, playwright and editor. He has published five collections of poetry and has won or been short-listed for a number of prizes, including the Mattara Poetry Prize, David Campbell and Rosemary Dobson Poetry Prizes, and the Canberra Playwright’s Award. For 14 years he was Senior Editor for the National Library of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia Publications sections.

The Pioneer

McCubbin, in his great, ambitious, historical-narrative work The Pioneer, invokes the in-vogue creed of nation-building: with the colour green (forest/tent/dress/shirt) locking this in, waltzing across the three big panels — in the first and left-most of which the young wife …

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