“Got a head full of lightning, a hat full of rain.”
Vahni Capildeo’s new collection Measures of Expatriation, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Forward Prize for Best Collection and is a 2016 Poetry Book Society Choice.
‘It is like being brought up hard against an unmoveable rock amidst all the torrents of counterfeited poetry when you catch hold of any poem by Capildeo.’ Rod Mengham
Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection Division Street was shortlisted for the Costa Prize & the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her new collection No Map Could Show Them is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She writes a blog called 'Freefall.' Helen is also a runner and the author of Lake District Trail Running.
‘Helen Mort is among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of young British poets’ - Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate
Zaffar Kunial: His first collection of verse was published as part of the Faber New Poets series in 2014.
‘Zaffar Kunial is a real find. His poems are precise, startling in their originality, full of grace. Kunial traces the roots in language to then track the roots in his mixed race identity, effortlessly transporting the reader from one place to another.’ – Jackie Kay
More about Vahni Capildeo: www.forwardartsfoundation.org/poet/vahni-capildeo
More about Helen Mort: www.helenmort.com
More about Zaffar Kunial: www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/zaffar-kunial