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Anthony (Vahni) Capildeo

‘Haven’t you noticed people / are different since then?’

Anthony (Vahni) Capildeo

Anthony (Vahni) Capildeo is a Scottish Trinidadian writer, with interests in silence, plurilingualism, memory, music, place, and traditional masquerade. Recent work includes Like a Tree, Walking (Manchester: Carcanet, 2021), the Poetry Book Society winter choice, and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Research on trees and silence was facilitated by a Visiting Scholarship at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and conversation with the Blackfriars community. A residency at the Charles Causley Trust in Launceston, Cornwall (2022) saw more site-specific work, in dialogue with stones, wood, and blood. A Happiness (Sheffield: Intergraphia, 2022) is the first to feature Capildeo’s doodles, accompanying creaturely poems. Capildeo is Writer in Residence and Professor at the University of York.

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