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Skin Can Hold

Vahni Capildeo

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The third collection from Forward Prize-winning poet Vahni Capildeo.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Outbreaks and Epidemics
Longlisted for the 2020 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature. A Telegraph Book of the Year 2019. Vahni Capildeo, author of Measures of Expatriation (Forward Prize, 2016), returns with a third Carcanet volume, Skin Can Hold. The collection marks an adventurous departure for a pen-and-paper poet. These texts are the fruit of collaborative experiments in theatre, dance and other performance, drawing on burlesque and mime as well as Capildeo's fascination with Caribbean masquerade. The poems are astir with voices and bodies usually kept `between the lines' of poetry: a weeping poltergeist disrupting the decorum of a lyric; polyglot workmen along an ivory-towercity road. Novels are turned inside out to become dramas of sleaze and surveillance.
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Book publisherCarcanet Press Ltd
Publication date30 May 2019
FormatPaperback
Pages128
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