My first poetry collection, Electricity for Beginners, was published in June 2011 by Clouds of Magellan. It’s a book about love, and floods, and living in an old house that shakes. And it’s about families, and growing up, and learning about the world. Most of all, it’s about how the most ordinary things—a game of frisbee, a full clothes-line, the sound of a breath—can be extraordinary, if you look and listen close enough. Ask for the book at your bookshop, or look inside and buy it now on Amazon.
‘Michelle Dicinoski’s poems have that clarity and zest that marks the arrival of a fresh new voice in Australian poetry. She coaxes you into her poems with sweet allure, and keeps you there … This is a book that hums lightly, warmly, and with charmed intimacy.’—Judith Beveridge
‘The strength in Michelle Dicinoski’s poetry is her faithfulness to gravity and other laws of the physical sciences. But the beauty lies in her bright defiance: celebratory moments in which the confetti doesn’t fall, but floats in place / in the air just beyond us.’—Bronwyn Lea