Our thanks to Pip for her wonderful posts over these last few weeks.

Now please welcome Michelle Cahill, who will be joining us throughout June.

Michelle Cahill lives in Sydney. She is the author of two collections of poetry and two chapbooks, most recently Vishvarupa (5IP) and Night Birds (Vagabond). Michelle received the Val Vallis Award and was highly commended in the Blake Poetry Prize, the Wesley Michel Wright Prize and long listed in the Carmel Bird Short Story Award. She was an International resident at Sanskriti Kendra in New Delhi, a Fellow at Hawthornden Castle and has received grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, the Copyright Agency Limited and the Australian Society of Authors. Her short stories are forthcoming in Antipodes and Etchings. She is the founding editor of Mascara Literary Review. Her work is anthologised in The Yellow Nib Contemporary English Poetry by Indians (Belfast, QUP), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry by Indians, ed. Sudeep Sen, The Best Australian Poems 2009, ed. by Robert Adamson (Black Inc.), The Best Australian Poems 2011, ed. by John Tranter (Black Inc.), 30 Australian Poets, ed. by Felicity Plunkett (UQP), Motherlode ed. Jennifer Harrison and Kate Waterhouse(Puncher and Wattmann), Not A Muse ed. by Kate Rogers and Viki Holmes,(Haven, Hong Kong), Collective Brightness, ed. by Kevin Simmonds (Sibling Rivalry, USA) Small Wonders ed. Julie Chevalier and Linda Godfrey, Escape (Spineless Wonders) and Alien Shores (Brass Monkey) ed. Sharon Rundle and Meenakshi Bharat.

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