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Michelle Cahill

Michelle Cahill

Art Forms: Poetry, Writing

Residency Year: 2020

Lives / Works: Australia

Michelle Cahill is a poet and novelist who lives in Sydney. Her first collection of short stories Letter to Pessoa (Giramondo) won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing. She received the Val Vallis Award, the KWS Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition and has been shortlisted in several prizes including the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize, the Blake Poetry Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Meanjin, Southerly, The London Magazine, The Weekend Australian and The Kenyon Review.

In 2020 Cahill was the recipient of the Red Room Fellowship Residency. During her residency at Bundanon, she used her time to work on the development of poems about animal extinctions.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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