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Shivanee Ramlochan and Renaissance One at Derby Poetry Festival

  • The Maypole 42 Brook Street Derby DE1 3PH United Kingdom (map)

Derby Poetry Festival, She Speaks UK, Renaissance One and The Maypole presents Shivanee Ramlochan as part an evening of woman poets and voices brought to you by She Speaks.

Welcome to a challenging and courageous voice by Trinidadian poet, blogger and journalist Shivanee Ramlochan.  Her writing brings attention to the roles of everyday people, from grandmothers, labourers and dancers, to clerks, policemen and cousins.  She exploreswith the greatest intensity what it is to be human.   Her first poetry collection Everyone Knows I Am A Haunting has been published this year by Peepal Tree Books.

As well as performing regularly she writes about books for the NGC
Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival
and she is the deputy editor of the Caribbean Review of Books.


(Shivanee Ramlochan) invokes gods, goddesses or demons to do what poetry should do – alarm and ignite us, surprise and blast us and tear at our heartstrings. Olive Senior

The event will include a book signing by Ramlochan. Visit the Facebook page here