Can there be any Australian poet who has entered with such lyrical depth into the intermingling voice of Australia and India? Michelle Cahill’s poems are astonishingly rich and new, their feet so deeply planted in timeless myth. This book is a truly profound example of the power of poetry to absorb and transcend our merely secular selves, filling the reader with multiple delights. Our literature is immediately changed by Vishvarupa.
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

An ABC radio program on Vishvarupa was broadcast on 6 September 2016, on Radio National’s Earshot program, as part of the Confluence Australia India Arts festival: it was produced by Prithvi Varatharajan, a poet scholar from the University of Queensland. Listen to it here.

Author bio:

Michelle Cahill


Shortlisted for the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award.

Review of Michele Cahill, Vishvarupa TEXT Vol 17 No 1  

Second Edition Published by UWA Publishing:

In 2019 Vishvarupa was republished by UWA Publishing and is available here.