‘City of divine delirium, the dogs are chained’. A vital and decolonising work, Vishvarupa follows flows of classical myth and personal memory, cultivating diverse energies into a wild florescence unlike anything else in Australian literature. Michelle Cahill is a poet of exceptional skill and courage—she traces a picture magic around that which cannot or refuses to be imported across cultures. Vivid, provocative, Vishvarupa sparks discursive tensions and crises to ‘rise from the poem on a burning ladder of language’.
~ LUCY VAN
UWAPublishing are reissuing a second edition of my collection of poems themed on Hindu gods. I’m feeling blessed as the book was out of print.
I’ll be reading from the poems at La Mama Poetica on 4 June and at the Greek Writer’s Festival 1-2 June, in Melbourne
Pre-order a copy !