Vahni Capildeo

Author of 'Skin Can Hold'

Vahni Capildeo

Author of 'Skin Can Hold'

Biography

Vahni Capildeo FRSL is Writer in Residence at the University of York. Their poetry and non-fiction is informed by the plurality of voice, time, and place in lived experience. Recent publications are Skin Can Hold(Carcanet, 2019), which offers interactive texts for readers to bring to life, with a central response to Martin Carter; Odyssey Calling(Sad Press, 2020) which deals with migrations of the animate and inanimate, and Light Site (Periplum Poetry, 2020), ‘expanded translations’ including sixteenth-century French love poetry translated into calypso, with a cover design by the renowned Andre Bagoo. They have received the Cholmondeley Award (Society of Authors); the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection for Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, 2016); the Judith E. Wilson Fellowship and Harper-Wood Studentship (University of Cambridge); a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellowship (University of Leeds), and a UNESCO Poetry Fellowship (University of East Anglia).
Photo credit Hayley Madden

All events with Vahni Capildeo

Revolution time

19 Sep 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

UWI Virtual Campus Lit Week

23 Mar 2020
All Day
https://campuslitweek2020.weebly.com/

Sunday Launch

29 Apr 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Old Fire Station

Crossing Tongues

29 Apr 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1st Floor Seminar Room

Robber Talk

26 Apr 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Old Fire Station

The books that made me

30 Apr 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Fire Station

Poetry Forward: celebrating the vitality of contemporary Caribbean poetry

27 Apr 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kaiso Blues Café, 85 Woodford Street

Workshop: Tongueless whispering 2

27 Apr 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
1st Floor Seminar Room

Workshop: Tongueless whispering 1

26 Apr 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
1st Floor Seminar Room

Shakespeare and me

01 May 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Fire Station

Remembering the Merikins: River of Freedom

30 Apr 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trinity Cathedral, Abercromby Street

Remembering the Merikins: Land and freedom

30 Apr 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
AV Room

The return of Victor Questel

30 Apr 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Fire Station

Remembering the Merikins: Short Documentary

30 Apr 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
AV Room

One-on-one with Vahni Capildeo

28 Apr 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Fire Station