Read Too Solid Flesh by Vahni Capildeo.
Vahni Capildeo (b. Trinidad, 1973; currently UK-based) works in both poetry and prose. Her most recent poetry collection,Â Undraining SeaÂ (Egg Box, Inpress Books), explores both forms.Â A forthcoming book,Â Dark and Unaccustomed Words, is partly inspired by her time with the Etymology Group at the Oxford English Dictionary. Capildeo has held a Research Fellowship in the Arts at Girton College, Cambridge andÂ a Writing Fellowship at the University of Leeds. While her roles include work as a Contributing Advisor forÂ Black Box ManifoldÂ (University of Sheffield) andÂ Contributing Editor for theÂ Caribbean Review of BooksÂ Â Capildeo is also proud to have volunteered for Oxfam Head Office and Oxford Rape Crisis.Â SheÂ has just been appointed to a part-timeÂ Lectureship in Creative Writing at the University of Kingston (Greater London).Â