Erasures of the self: the body’s poetry

Erasures of the self: the body’s poetry

Michelle Cahill In this last post for Southerly I would like to share the detours of my writing and spiritual journeys, with brief reflections of a more general nature on Australia’s cultural and literary engagement with Asia. I began my sojourns in Buddhist...
Of Asylum and Aliens

Of Asylum and Aliens

Michelle Cahill  Like most of us I’ve been disturbed by the boat tragedies off the coast of Christmas Island. I sometimes describe myself as an “economic refugee” since my family’s postcolonial transit from Kenya to the UK and thence Sydney was in many ways bumpy so...
Race, Privilege & the Dark Side Of the Dream

Race, Privilege & the Dark Side Of the Dream

Michelle Cahill There’s a growing awareness within our literary communities and among public intellectuals that the obstacles faced by those marginalised in terms of cultural and literary representation need to be reappraised by a more rigorous analysis of white...
Our next guest writer, Michelle Cahill

Our next guest writer, Michelle Cahill

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...