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Ern Malley Biography | Poet

Ern Malley Biography. Read biographical information including facts, poetic works, awards, and the life story and history of Ern Malley. This short biogrpahy feature on Ern Malley will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time.

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Ernest Lalor "Ern" Malley was a fictitious poet and the central figure in Australia 's most celebrated literary hoax. He and his entire body of work were created in one day in 1943 by writers James McAuley and Harold Stewart in order to hoax Max Harris and Angry Penguins, the modernist magazine Harris had founded and edited.