Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter, and book blogger. She reviews Caribbean literature for the “Trinidad and Tobago Guardian” Sunday Arts Section, and 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”. She was the runner-up in the 2014 Small Axe Literary Competiton for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers’ Prize. Her first book of poems, “Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting”, will be published by Peepal Tree Press on July 3rd, 2017.
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