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Vahni Capildeo’s 2016 Forward Prize

Trinidadian poet Vahni Capildeo has won the 2016 Forward prize for best poetry collection, making it three years in a row that a Caribbean poet has won one of the most prestigious poetry awards in the UK and Ireland.

The Forward Arts Foundation describes Capildeo’s poetry as “characterised by a kind of omnivorous, long-armed reach. Many-tongued and multi-cultural, her shortlisted collection¬†Measures of Expatriation¬†sweeps through long prose poems and short imagistic bursts, through surrealism and gritty realism, acutely seeking the right form for each individual thought.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/20/trinidadian-poet-vahni-capildeo-wins-2016-forward-prize-poetry

Trinidadian poet Vahni Capildeo wins 2016 Forward Prize for Poetry