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Michelle  Cahill

Michelle Cahill is a Goan-Anglo-Indian poet and author who lives in Sydney. Her first collection of short stories Letter to Pessoa (Giramondo) won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing. She received the Val Vallis Award, the KWS Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition and has been shortlisted in several prizes including the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize, the Blake Poetry Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Meanjin, Southerly, The London Magazine, The Weekend Australian and The Kenyon Review.



Poet reflection

"As a poet, my process embodies scrutiny over invasion" – Fellowship 2020 – Michelle Cahill


  • Michelle Cahill reads 'Mal de la mer, or I walked the island searching for you'


  • Michelle Cahill reads 'In the quarantine'
  • Michelle Cahill reads 'ideally, living arrangements'
  • Michelle Cahill reads 'Augury'
  • Michelle Cahill reads '13 Ways of Dreaming the Glossy Black Cockatoo'
  • Michelle Cahill at Bundanon Trust