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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

A Conversation with Vahni Capildeo

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Vahni Capildeo, Oxford, September 2008

Vahni Capildeo is one of the most exciting and ambitious young Caribbean writers at work today. She is also a contributing editor at the CRB--in the last few years, I've been privileged to publish both her reviews and her poems in the magazine. And she is furthermore a dear friend. So I'm triply pleased that the CRB will host Vahni at a reading and discussion of her work here in Port of Spain next week. Details below.


The Trinidadian writer Vahni Capildeo--author of the poetry collections No Traveller Returns and the forthcoming The Undraining Sea--will read from her poems, and discuss her work with Caribbean Review of Books editor Nicholas Laughlin.

Tuesday 14 October, 2008, 7.30 pm, at The Reader's Bookshop, 1 Middle Street (at Patna Street), St James, Port of Spain.

Presented by The Caribbean Review of Books and The Reader's Bookshop

Admission is free, and all are invited. For further information, contact The Reader's Bookshop at 628-7221, or email crb@meppublishers.com.


"Beware. The wisdom and originality that elegantly smolders in these pages drives a startling and beautiful linguistic gearing; crafted silver turning on faultless glass."
-- Brian Catling, on No Traveller Returns

Vahni Capildeo was born in Trinidad in 1973, and has lived in Britain since 1991. She completed a DPhil in Old Norse at Oxford in 2000. Her first collection of poems, No Traveller Returns (2003), was followed by Person Animal Figure (2005), a series of dramatic monologues. Her third book, The Undraining Sea, will be published in 2009.

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