- Job title: Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow 2017-19
Vahni Capildeo’s newest work is Venus as a Bear (Carcanet, spring 2018; Poetry Book Society summer choice). Previous books include Utter (Peepal Tree, 2013), Simple Complex Shapes (Shearsman, 2015), and Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, 2016; Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection; T.S. Eliot Prize nomination). Her performances have engaged with Euripides, Shakespeare, and Martin Carter. She is currently collaborating with Sophie Seita on experimental feminist theatre, and with Chris McCabe for the AHRC-funded ‘Expanded Translation’ project (University of Bangor). Recent non-fiction appears in PN Review, adda (Commonwealth Writers) and Granta.