Measures of Expatriation

Vahni Capildeo
Format: Paperback Pages: 128 pages Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 28/01/2016 Category: Poetry by individual poets ISBN: 9781784101688
by The Scottish Poetry Library

The SPL Podcast: Vahni Capildeo

February 2, 2017 | by The Scottish Poetry Library

‘I write because I must,’ says Vahni Capildeo, winner of the 2016 Forward Prize for Best Collection for Measures of Expatriation (published by Carcanet).

‘I think poetry,’ she says, ‘is a natural expression of humanity that has not been brutalised—which is able to take time and concentrate.’

In this podcast, Capildeo discusses the impact studying Old Norse at university had on her poetry, how women’s voices are silenced, and why she objects to the word ‘migrant’.

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