Vahni Capildeo

Vahni Capildeo
Image: Copyright Hayley Madden, for the Poetry Society



Vahni Capildeo’s most recent books are Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, 2016; Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection; T.S. Eliot Prize nomination), Seas and Trees (IPSI, 2017) and Venus as a Bear (Carcanet, 2018). An ex-medievalist, she has worked in lexicography, academia, and culture for development. Current projects include collaborations with Chris McCabe on expanded translation, and with Katy Hastie on image and text. She is a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at the University of Leeds.

Poems by Vahni Capildeo