Vahni Capildeo arrived in the UK in 1991 from Trinidad, where she was born in 1973. After completing a DPhil in Old Norse at Oxford University, she held a Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge.
Her first volume of poetry, No Traveller Returns (Salt) appeared in 2003 which, with her subsequent prose poem pamphlet, Person Animal Figure (Landfill, 2005) has placed her as a writerâ€™s writer. Her work has been anthologized in The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse (OUP, 2005) and appears in numerous literary journals.
‘Call It Simple: Two Exteriors’ is from Dark & Unaccustomed Words which is forthcoming in 2010 from Eggbox. Undraining Sea, her new poetry collection, will be published by Eggbox in September 2009.
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