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Michelle Dicinoski


Michelle Dicinoski’s Ghost Wife: A Memoir of Love and Defiance describes her journey from Australia to Canada to marry her American partner, Heather. Along the way, she reflects on marriage, belonging, and secret histories.

Michelle writes poetry and creative non-fiction, and her work has appeared in anthologies, journals, and newspapers including Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Cordite, ALR, Cultural Studies Review, and the Australian. She completed a PhD in creative writing at the University of Queensland in 2010.

Michelle is a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship recipient in the category of poetry for 2012-2013, and the scholarship has funded travel to London, Budapest, Prague, and Finland to take up residencies and promote her first book, the poetry collection Electricity for Beginners. After many years in Brisbane, she recently moved to Melbourne.

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