Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter and book blogger. She is the Book Reviews Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine.
Shivanee also writes about books for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival, as well as Paper Based Bookshop, Trinidad and Tobago's oldest independent Caribbean specialty bookseller. She is the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books.
ADVANCE PRAISEfor Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting (click)
Olive Senior, author of The Pain Tree
Vahni Capildeo, author of Measures of Expatriation
Rajiv Mohabir, author of
The Cowherd’s Son and The Taxidermist’s Cut
Loretta Collins Klobah, author of The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman
PRESSAn Extraordinary Collection, by Anu Lakhan (April 2017)
READINGS Paper Based Bookshop (June 2017)
PEN World Voices (May 2017)Miami Book Fair (November 2016)
Bocas Lit Fest (April 2016)
Bim Lit Fest (May 2016)
Green Antilles (January 2016)
ESSAYS & INTERVIEWSThe Poetry Review (Summer 2017)
Caribbean Beat Magazine (July/August 2017)
Wasafiri Magazine w/ Monique Roffey (June 2017)
WORKSHOPS & Queering the Hindu Goddess of the Caribbean: 30 Years in Poetry
I’ll put my own unconventional life as a poet and queer Caribbean writer under the spotlight, reflecting on my active years in resisting heteronormative expectations, looking to Kali and Saraswati for LGBTQI inspiration, and living outwardly with inner grit.
Writing Your Fire with Honesty: A Workshop
Examining the contemporary Caribbean poems of Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Tiphanie Yanique, Dionne Brand, Rosamond S. King, Safiya Sinclair and others, I’ll chart a course for radical honesty in verse.
Illustration by Mark Jason Weston
Author Photo by Marlon James
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