Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian British writer. Her seven publications include Measures of Expatriation(Carcanet), winner of the Forward Poetry Prizes Best Collection Award 2016, and a T.S. Eliot Prize nomination; Simple Complex Shapes(Shearsman), a sequence completed during the Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellowship, University of Cambridge; and Utter (Peepal Tree), inspired by her former job as a lexicographer at the Oxford English Dictionary. She enjoys cross-genre writing and interdisciplinary collaboration, and has created performances based on Shakespeare, Euripides, and Guyanese poet Martin Carter. She writes a regular column for PN Review.