Michelle Cahill is a Sydney poet. Her recent collection The Herring Lass was published by Arc in the UK. She has lived in England, Australia and Kenya. Letter to Pessoa won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing and was shortlisted in the Steele Rudd Queensland Literary Awards for Short Story. Her honours include the Hilary Mantel International Short Story Prize, the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize shortlist and the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award. Vishvarūpa was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.