Michele Seminara is a respected Sydney-based poet, writer, essayist, editor, speaker and moderator. Renowned Australian poet Robert Adamson called Seminara “the finest poet of her generation”.

Her writing has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in publications such as Australian Poetry Journal, Mascara Literary Review, Jacket2 Magazine, Cordite, The Market Herald and The Australian.

She has published two full-length collections, Suburban Fantasy (UWA Publishing, 2021) and Engraft (Island Press, 2016), as well as two chapbooks, Scar to Scar (written with Robbie Coburn, PressPress, 2016) and HUSH (Blank Rune Press, 2017).

Seminara has performed her poetry, chaired panels and appeared at numerous national and regional literary events and festivals across Australia, including the Canberra Writers Festival, Newcastle Writers Festival, Wollongong Writers Festival, Words on the Waves Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, and at the Brett Whiteley Studio. She has moderated discussions with respected writers such as Nam Le and broadcasting personalities such as Indira Naidoo.

She has co-judged the Queensland Poetry Festival Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award (2017-2019), curated the Manly Art Gallery and Museum Poetry Alive readings (2018-2021), and was Managing Editor and Co-poetry Editor of online creative arts journal Verity La from 2014-2021.

Seminara is currently working on her poetic novella, Dis, and is represented by Jeanne Ryckmans at Key People Literary Management.