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Birthplace
Trinidad and Tobago
Residence
United Kingdom
Identities
Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom
DOB
Not provided
Gender

Vahni Capildeo

Scottish / Trinidadian poet Vahni has lived in the UK since 1991. They read Old Norse and translation theory at Oxford. Their published books of poetry include Measures of Expatriation (2016) which won the Forward Prize for Best Collection, and Utter (Peepal Tree, 2013). They have worked at the Oxford English Dictionary, for Commonwealth Writers, and in academia. They are the Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds.

Capildeo has worked at the Oxford English Dictionary,the Commonwealth Foundation, in academia, and as a volunteer (Oxfam Head Office; Oxford Rape Crisis). In Britain, they feel connected to the North (Yorkshire; Scotland). Capildeo is a Contributing Advisor to Sheffield’s Blackbox Manifold. They enjoy reviewing, translation, prose writing, and interdisciplinary/multimedia collaborations. 

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