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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.”

Trinidadian poet Vahni Capildeo wins 2016 Forward Prize for Poetry