Denis McMahon was
born in Broken Hill, N.S.W. and spent his early childhood
in western N.S.W. and New Guinea. He was educated at
Shore and UNSW and teaches English and Literature at
Applecross S.H.S. From 1978 – 1989 Denis was best
known as a rhetorician. He represented Australia in
debating and was regarded as one of the leading forensic
orators of his generation. Terminally addicted to chess,
these days he is known as a dangerous tournament player
and is the President of the Chess Association of W.A.
Denis is married with two daughters and lives in a house
called Malta. A previous selection of his poetry was
published in 1994 as a special issue of Navigations.