About


 
Photograph by Nicola Bailey

I write fiction, poetry, essays and, periodically, I like to blog. I like art, dance and travel. I’m most in balance when I practice yoga and Vipassana. I believe there are four noble truths.

 

BOOKS

Fiction

Letter to Pessoa, Giramondo,  Winner NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Award for New Writing, Shortlisted in the Steele Rudd Award Queensland Literary Awards, Longlisted ALS Gold Medal

 

Poetry

The Herring Lass, Arc (UK) October 2016, highly commended Forward Prizes, shortlisted in the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Prize

Night Birds Vagabond Press, Rare Objects Series, 2012
Ophelia in Harlem, (Kilmog Press 2010) limited edition chapbook

Vishvarūpa (5 Islands Press, 2011): shortlisted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the Alec Bolton Prize, highly commended Wesley Michel Wright Prize. Winning poem sequence, the Val Vallis Award, Highly Commended sequence from the Blake Poetry Prize. Reprinted 2012.
New edition in 2019 with UWAP

The Accidental Cage (IP, 2006): shortlisted ACT Premier’s Literary Award (Judith Wright Poetry Prize). Second Ed., 2007

Anthologies:

We’ll Stand In That Place, Margaret River Press, 2019 Margaret River Press Short Story Prize

Series Editor Vagabond deciBels3 2018

Contemporary Asian Australian Poets Ed. by Aitken, Boey, Cahill. Puncher and Wattmann, 2013

Poetry Without Borders  Ed Michelle Cahill. Picaro, 2008