• Shivanee Ramlochan, Author

    Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian writer. Her debut, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting (Peepal Tree Press, 2017), was shortlisted for a 2018 Forward Prize for Poetry. Recently, her poems have been anthologized in 100 Queer Poems (Faber); After Sylvia: Poems and Essays in Celebration of Sylvia Plath (Nine Arches Press); Across Borders: An Anthology of New Poetry from the Commonwealth (Verve Poetry Press); Bi+ Lines: An Anthology of Contemporary Bi+ Poems (fourteen poems). Shivanee was a 2019 John Ciardi Poetry Fellow at Bread Loaf Writers Conference; a 2019 Millay Arts Poetry alumna; and a 2020 Catapult Arts Residency awardee. She is currently Translation Selector for the Poetry Book Society, and has worked in Caribbean literary development for thirteen years. The Spanish edition of Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting (Todos saben que soy una aparición) is in development, and Shivanee’s second book, Unkillable, on Indo-Caribbean women’s disobedience, is forthcoming. 


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