Posted: 17:07:04 on 24/08/2011
We are clucking over the fact that Egg Box Poet, Vahni Capildeo, has been shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature, Caribbean Award, among some well-plumaged talent. That makes it two-out-of-two for us this year, with both of the last two Egg Box poets nominated or winning prizes, after Agnes Lehoczky scooped the Jane Martin Prize in May.
And, don't forget, Vahni was already highly commended in The Forward Prize, 2009. There is a little more information about this latest prize triumph here.
Vahni's next book, Dark & Unaccustomed Words is the most lyrical and playful part of a three-part project exploring the boundaries of the human and the natural, and the oceanic or musical possibilities of poetic form, and will be out later this year. It is available to pre-order here. If you haven't already, be sure to properly acquaint yourself with Vahni's brilliant work immediately here.
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