Michelle Cahill

Michelle Cahill

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.

Jolley Prize 2015 (Shortlist): 'Borges and I' by Michelle Cahill

September 2015, no. 374 25 August 2015
I trace my encounters with time travel to perdurantism and poetry. In the spring of 1981, I was appointed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Colorado to probe a wormhole, an undertaking of ambitious design which would allow information to travel faster than the speed of light. As the universe was changing, the preparations were endless. Our project was classified as high-leve ... (read more)