Michelle Cahill is a Goan-Anglo-Indian poet. Born in Kenya in 1964 she attended primary school in London before migrating to Australia. She lives in Sydney, where she graduated in Medicine and the Humanities. She has been awarded grants from the Australia Council, the Copyright Agency Limited, a mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors and in 2011 a fellowship at Hawthornden Castle. She was highly commended in the Blake Poetry Prize and received the Val Vallis Award in 2010. Since 2007 she has served as an editor for Mascara Literary Review.