VAHNI   CAPILDEO

DATE OF BIRTH: 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port of Spain, Trinidad
EDUCATION:
  • University of Oxford (Christ Church), England (BA, English Language and Literature), PhD
  • CAREER:                                 Capildeo is a writer of poetry and prose. She has held a Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge, a Writing Fellowship at the University of Leeds. Capildeo has taught at the universities of Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, Kingston-upon-Thames and Greenwich, and was Creative Writing Professional at the University of Sheffield. She is a Contributing Editor at the Caribbean Review of Books. Capildeo wrote the following books of poetry:
    • No Traveller Returns (2003)
    • Person Animal Figure (2005)
    • Undraining Sea (2009)
    • Dark & Unaccustomed Words (2012)
    • Utter (2013)
    AWARDS:
    • Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize
    • Viking Society Prize for Northern Research
    • Rhodes Scholarship
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit