Michelle Cahill is a Sydney-based poet. Her recent collection, Vishvarūpa (2011),was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She has received awards and grants in poetry and fiction. This year she will take up the CAL/UOW International Fellowship at Kingston University, London. She is co-editor of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Puncher and Wattmann), and she edits Mascara Literary Review.