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Michelle Cahill

Michelle Cahill is a Goan-Anglo-Indian writer who lives in Sydney. She writes poetry, fiction and essays. Her second collection Vishvarūpa was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She received the Val Vallis Award and was highly commended in the Blake Poetry Prize. 

Her poems are anthologised in 30 Australian Poets, Ed. Felicity Plunkett (UQP) the HarperCollins Anthology of Modern English Poetry Ed. Sudeep Sen, Contemporary Australian Poets (Turnrow) Ed. John Kinsella and The Yellow Nib Anthology of Modern English Poetry by Indians (QUP, Belfast) Ed. Sudeep Sen and Ciaran Carson. She was a fellow at Hawthornden Castle and Sanskriti Kendra International Retreat.

From 2013 Cahill will be the CAL/UOW International Writing Fellow at Kingston University, London

© Michelle Cahill

Bibliography

Poetry
The Accidental Cage (Interactive Press, 2006): shortlisted in the ACT Premier's Literary Award (Judith Wright Poetry Prize). Second Edition, 2007
Poetry Without Borders (Picaro, 2008) Ed Michelle Cahill
Ophelia in Harlem, (Kilmog Press 2010) limited edition chapbook
Vishvarūpa (5 Islands Press, 2011): shortlisted in the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Alec Bolton Prize, highly commended in the Wesley Michel Wright Prize. Reprinted 2012
Night Birds Vagabond Press, Rare Objects Series, 2012

As editor
Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Ed. by Boey, Aitken, Cahill) Puncher and Wattmann, 2013


Links
Michelle Cahill is editor of the Mascara Literary Review
Michelle Cahill's blog Negative Capability
"The Spirit House" and "Deva Loka" in Asia Literary Review
Talking Poetry with Pradeep Trikkha, Ajmer University

Read more poems by Michelle Cahill
"Houbara" in Meanjin 
"Prayerflags from Dharamsala" in foam:e 8
"The Accidental Cage", "Manhattan" and "Poppies" in Jacket 
"Beauty Tips" and "Charles Dickens Weeps for his Last Child" in Jacket 2
"Fountain 77" in THEthe Poetry Blog 
"A Crystal Exegesis" in Otoliths 
"Nocturne for a Shy Girl" and "All Dressed Up in E Ratio
"Reading the Mahābhārata" in Cordite 
"Agape" and "Eros" in Drunken Boat 
"Hanuman" in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 
"Orchid" and "Moonchild" in Snorkel
"Storm" in Snorkel
"Autumn", "After" "José" in Softblow 
"Pārvatī in Darlinghurst" in Writers' Hub 
"Five Sijo for my Raider" in Cordite

 



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