“Through transgressive, lyrical language Bhanu Kapil undoes multiple genres to excavate crucial questions of trauma, healing, immigration, and embodiment at the outskirts of performance and process.”

Goddard MFAW faculty member Bhanu Kapil was a recipient of the Windham Campbell prize ($165,000 or £141,000) one of the highest literary honors in the world, which is awarded to highlight literary achievement and provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.

From The Guardian: “The day before British-Indian poet Bhanu Kapil learned she had won a Windham Campbell prize, she had been wondering about how to balance writing, teaching and caring for her elderly mother. The next day, she received an email from the prize’s director, Michael Kelleher, informing her that she had been awarded $165,000 (£141,000).

“Sitting in bed, wondering about the future, I’d said, aloud, ‘Help’,” said the 51-year-old, who had never won a poetry prize before. “The moment Michael told me I’d won, I felt as if what I’d called out had been received. And I am not a religious person.”

Congratulations, Bhanu!

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