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Shivanee Ramlochan

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet and literary critic. Ramlochan’s poetry has been featured in the 2015 anthology Coming Up Hot: Eight New Poets From the Caribbean (Peekash Press), and she was shortlisted for the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize in Poetry. Her first full-length collection, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting, is forthcoming from Peepal Tree Press in 2017.

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Latest posts by Shivanee Ramlochan

31 July 2019

Queer as quantum joy

The Bridge

"You deserve to be proud of yourself, you rare, riotous beauty. Go on, give yourself a huge, rafter-rattling cheer."

17 June 2019

On displacement

The Bridge

"Displacement has no particular citizenship. It comes on a slow, malarial boat, or dropped from the sky on small islands buffeted by storms in the Caribbean, our common sea."

17 March 2017

After Planting the Caribbean in Our Collective Imagination, Sir Derek Walcott, ‘One of the Great Poets of All Time’, Has Died

"He showed that even the most humble village on a tiny island on the fringes of the world could be a place of epic beauty and significance."