Vishvarūpa, Michelle Cahill’s second collection, is a convocation of untouchables and deities – unbelieving, irreverent, and sardonic – each a proxy for an aspect of the poet’s (post-colonial) self; each a stand-in, even, for a moment in every human life.
Mark Treddinick reviews 'Vishvarūpa' by Michelle Cahill
Vishvarūpa: Michelle Cahill
by 5 Islands Press, $22.95 pb, 93 pp, 9780734042057
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Mark Tredinnick, winner of the Montreal Poetry Prize, is the author of The Blue Plateau (2009), Fire Diary (2010), and nine other works of poetry and prose. He lives in the highlands southwest of Sydney, Australia.
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