Michelle Cahill is a Sydney poet. Her short story collection Letter to Pessoa won the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and was shortlisted in the Queensland Literary Awards. Her collection Vishvarupa was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. The Herring Lass is her most recent poetry collection.
Her poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Meanjin, Island, The Kenyon Review, Antipodes, Best Australian Poems and the Forward Book of Poetry, 2018. She co-edited Contemporary Asian Australian Poets with Adam Aitken and Kim Cheng Boey, and Vagabond’s deciBels3 with Dimitra Harvey. Her essays on race and poetics have been published in the Sydney Review of Books, Southerly, Australian Women Writers Challenge and The Australian.