Vahni Capildeo

Winner of the 2016 Forward Prize | Chair of the poetry judges for the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize.

Vahni Capildeo

Winner of the 2016 Forward Prize | Chair of the poetry judges for the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize.

Biography

Vahni Capildeo’s books include No Traveller Returns (2003), Person Animal Figure (2005), Undraining Sea (2009, shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award), Dark & Unaccustomed Words (2012, longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize), Utter (2013), Simple Complex Shapes (2015), Measures of Expatriation (2016 winner of the Forward Best Collection Prize), and Venus as a Bear (2018). She is chair of the poetry judges for the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize.