Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
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Vahni Capildeo and
Stephen Sexton

introduced by
Susan Tomaselli


Date: Sunday March 26th
Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: €10 / €8 Concession
Age: Adults
 

Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian British writer whose five books and two pamphlets include Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, 2016) (Forward Prize Best Collection 2016 award), Simple Complex Shapes (Shearsman, 2015) and Utter (Peepal Tree, 2013). She holds a DPhil in Old Norse and her collaborative work on performance and installation includes responses to Euripides' Bacchae, 'Radical Shakespeare', and Martin Carter's revolutionary writings from Guyana. The Harper-Wood Studentship (St. John's College, Cambridge) supported her travel for research during 2015-16.

Stephen Sexton's poems have appeared in Granta, Poetry Ireland, Poetry London, and Best British Poetry 2015. His pamphlet, Oils (The Emma Press, 2014) was the Poetry Book Society's Winter Pamphlet Choice. Sexton lives in Belfast where he is working towards a PhD at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University. He was the recipient of an ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2016.

Susan Tomaselli is founder and editor of gorse, a thrice-yearly print journal interested in the potential of literature and in exploring the art of words. She is formerly an editor at 3:AM Press, and co-editor of 3:AM Magazine. She has written for The Guardian, The Stinging Fly, and elsewhere.

Vahni Capildeo and 
Stephen Sexton