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Derek Walcott

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Derek Walcott, courtesy of the Nobel Foundation

Derek Alton Walcott (born January 23, 1930) is a poet, writer and artist who was in the vanguard of the post-colonial school of English language writing.

He was born in Castries, St. Lucia.

His work, which developed independently of the schools of magic realism emerging in both South America and Europe at around the time of his birth, is intensely related to the symbolism of myth and its relationship to culture. He is best known for his epic poem Omeros, a reworking of Homeric story and tradition into a journey around the Caribbean and beyond to the American West and London.

In 1997, he collaborated with Paul Simon on the Broadway musical The Capeman.

He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.

Works

Poetry Collections

  • (1948) 25 Poems
  • (1949) Epitaph for the Young: Xll Cantos
  • (1951) Poems
  • (1962) In a Green Night: Poems 1948–60
  • (1964) Selected Poems
  • (1965) The Castaway and Other Poems
  • (1969) The Gulf and Other Poems
  • (1973) Another Life
  • (1976) Sea Grapes
  • (1979) The Star-Apple Kingdom
  • (1981) Selected Poetry
  • (1981) The Fortunate Traveller
  • (1983) The Caribbean Poetry of Derek Walcott and the Art of Romare Bearden
  • (1984) Midsummer
  • (1986) Collected Poems, 1948-1984
  • (1987) The Arkansas Testament
  • (1990) Omeros
  • (1997) The Bounty
  • (2000) Tiepolo's Hound
  • (2004) The Prodigal

Drama

  • (1970) Dream on Monkey Mountain
  • (1970) Ti-Jean and His Brothers
  • (1980) Pantomime
  • (1997) The Capeman (lyrics)

External links

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