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1 Worth Taking the Time Paul Scully , 2023 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 27 no. 2 2023;

— Review of Time Taken : New and Selected Edition Les Wicks , 2022 selected work poetry
'Time Taken, the New and Selected Poems of Les Wicks, marks a poetic golden anniversary and samples from some fourteen previous volumes. It is also a highlights reel in the way a Collected Poems is an autobiography. More than these, though, it is a reminder of how pungent, street-smart and inventive his reflections are on the life he has lived and the lives that have milled around him. He is sometimes so whip-smart that he risks but mostly avoids trailing into the smart-arsery of a less empathic writer.' (Introduction) 
1 The Firebirds i "Facing uphill on a morning that has just shaken", Paul Scully , 2022 single work poetry
— Appears in: Science Write Now , March no. 6 2022;
1 Homing Instinct i "For the leatherback turtle and Far Eastern curlew,", Paul Scully , 2022 single work poetry
— Appears in: Science Write Now , March no. 6 2022;
1 In Defence of Rome’s Starlings i "Some say they have always been here, pattern", Paul Scully , 2022 single work poetry
— Appears in: Science Write Now , March no. 6 2022;
1 Lithe Evil i "‘Shiv”, Shiva the Destoyer, shiver", Paul Scully , 2022 single work poetry
— Appears in: Guide to Sydney Crime 2022;
1 2 y separately published work icon The Fickle Pendulum Paul Scully , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2021 23779416 2021 selected work poetry

'A Fickle Pendulum assays belief and doubt through three historical figures - St. Thomas the Apostle, Galileo Galilei and Laura (Riding) Jackson - and uses them to pivot into wider thematic worlds. The writing is thoughtful, exploratory and never weighed down by its subject matter, and the language vibrant and rich in metaphor. The reader ineluctably mixes Paul Scully's meditations with his or her own.'  (Publication summary)

1 Phenomenology i "Impeded light, an air-pocket", Paul Scully , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Anthology 2020-2021; (p. 104)
1 Paul Scully Reviews A Passing Bell : Ghazals for Tina by Paul Kane Paul Scully , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , August no. 25 2020;

— Review of A Passing Bell : Ghazals for Tina Paul Kane , 2018 selected work poetry

'Paul Kane’s A Passing Bell abounds in phrases that could be extracted as summaries of the work.  I chose the above to capture the tones of litany, compulsion and grief that pervade it and the striving for some species of beauty that is part of all poets’ motivation.' (Introduction)

1 Entanglement i "The bruise of a brewing storm brick and picket fences", Paul Scully , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Solace : Poems from the 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry 2019; (p. 82)
1 I Am Not John i "I've seen them, even from this remove, scour the catacombs", Paul Scully , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 19 May vol. 29 no. 10 2019;

Epigraph: The Gospel of John mentions the 'disciple whom Jesus loved' in many places but does not identify him nor her. This disciple has received much exegetical attention over the years. Schenke has suggested Thomas as the model for the Beloved Disciple. Charlesworth goes so far to identify him as Thomas.

1 A Death in India i "The kingdom I foretold, greater than his, his edicts", Paul Scully , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 19 May vol. 29 no. 10 2019;
1 The Undoubting Thomas i "I was the Torah vowel, missing until body sang breath", Paul Scully , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 19 May vol. 29 no. 10 2019;
1 Review Short : Simeon Kronenberg’s Distance Paul Scully , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 89 2019;

— Review of Distance Simeon Kronenberg , 2018 selected work poetry
1 Sanctuary i "we were kids of an age whip-thin ribs hollow as flutes", Paul Scully , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 78 no. 2 2018; (p. 158-159)
1 Aftermath i "As the credits fade, the plot and characters", Paul Scully , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Empathy : Poems from the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry 2018; (p. 86)
1 The Contest at Sea i "The reef frets the aquamarine into ancient eyebrows,", Paul Scully , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Empathy : Poems from the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry 2018; (p. 86)
1 A Reunion in Palermo i "Pensiones stipple the hillside above the docks,", Paul Scully , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Empathy : Poems from the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry 2018; (p. 85)
1 Two Young Scamps i "Taunts of coins glinting on the sea bottom", Paul Scully , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Empathy : Poems from the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry 2018; (p. 85)
1 Deep Sea Callings Paul Scully , 2018 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Empathy : Poems from the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry 2018; (p. 85-86)
1 Sung Water i "I refuse to be wool, to be woven captive", Paul Scully , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Communion Literary Magazine , June no. 7 2017;
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