Bocas Lit Fest

Shivanee Ramlochan

Trinidad & Tobago

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, critic, and book blogger. Her first book of poems, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting (Peepal Tree Press, 2017) was a finalist for the 2018 People’s Choice T&T Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Shivanee was shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Prize for Poetry. “The Red Thread Cycle”, from her debut collection, won a Small Axe Literary Competition Prize for Poetry (second-place), and was on audiovisual display at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

Find Shivanee’s work online at,, @novelniche.


2017 Forward Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection ShortlistForward Prizes for Poetry

Years Attended

2015 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2015 South Festival Participant, 2016 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2016 South Festival Participant, 2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2021 Adult's Festival Participant, 2022 Adult’s Festival Participant
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