Joan Cahill’s 2016 poetry collection Buddha’s Left Foot focuses on art, language, culture and everyday life.
In 2008, Joan was awarded a LitLink Residency at Varuna, following a mentorship with Peter Bishop. Her writing has been influenced by this time and also from her long involvement with Booranga Writers at Charles Sturt University.
She has had around twenty five poems published in anthologies all over Australia with several prize winners, including the Melbourne Poets Union’s 2012 Urban Realism Award.
Originally from Melbourne, she has lived and loved in Wagga Wagga for over forty years.