Michelle Cahill is a Goan-Anglo-Indian poet who lives in Sydney. She is the author of two collections of poetry and two chapbooks, most recently Vishvarūpa (5IP) and Night Birds (Vagabond). She received the Val Vallis Award and was highly commended in the Blake Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Prize. She was an International resident at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, and a Fellow at Hawthornden Castle. She is the CAL/UOW International Fellow at Kingston University, London in 2013. Her fiction and essays have appeared in journals. She edits Mascara Literary Review (http://mascarareview.com/).