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Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who moulded the language and forms of the western canon to his own purposes for more than half a century, has died aged 87. His monumental poetry, including 1973’s verse autobiography, Another Life, and his Caribbean reimagining of The Odyssey, 1990’s Omeros, secured him an international reputation which […]

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Omeros

Omeros

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. There was a special St. Lucia 35th Independence Celebrations performed on Saturday 31 May 2014, supported and in association with Unity of St. Lucian Associations. It was the Omeros play shown at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Caribbean writer Derek Walcott adapts his epic poem Omeros for performance in the candlelit Sam […]

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Caribbean ‘A’Lister: Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

Caribbean ‘A’Lister: Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

| July 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC (born 23 January 1930) is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works include the Homeric epic poem, Omeros (1990). Robert Graves wrote that Walcott “handles English with a closer understanding of its inner magic than most, if not any, of […]

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