Friday, remembrances have flooded in for the complicated but mighty writer, who
captured the lush beauty of the Caribbean and the brutality of its colonial history.
We've collected several of these tributes, from a Caribbean street ...
19.09.2012 [PR Web (press release)] - Famous former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize Winners: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins; Professor Ronald Coase; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; former President Nelson Mandela; joint-winner Charles Kao; and joint-winner Dr Rolph Payet
30.09.2012 [Irish Independent] - Last winter, John Kinsella and Alice Oswald demanded that they be removed from the shortlist for the prestigious TS Eliot prize, which in previous years had been won by such far better poets as Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Derek Walcott and Ted Hughes
16.10.2012 [Broadway World] - Since its founding in 1999, CTH has presented nearly forty productions including works by Anton Chekhov, Samuel Beckett, Euripides, Jean Genet, Langston Hughes, Adrienne Kennedy, William Shakespeare, Derek Walcott and August Wilson among many
Caribbean, but everywhere poetry is revered. Derek Walcott, who died on Friday
aged 87, was a magnificent poet. His art, shaped by Shakespeare and the Bible
and an inspired balance of the ritual and the colloquial, enters the ...
He passed away at his home in St. Lucia, according to The New York Times.
Walcott, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, was a native of
St. Lucia. The scribe received numerous accolades throughout his ...
Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund. Archive of Recorded Poetry
and Literature (Library of Congress); Created / Published: 1986. Notes: -
Recorded Nov. 24, 1986, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in
17.10.2012 [Londonderry Today] - ... Oxford, Torino, Berkeley, Yale, Dartmouth and Louvain and has co-directed the annual Irish Seminar, the faculty of which has included such giants as Edward Said, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, John MacGahern, Fred Jameson and Benedict Anderson.
16.10.2012 [Trinidad Guardian] - Ventures Hockey Club recently began celebrations of its 85th anniversary with a service at St Mary's College Chapel, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain. The sermon was delivered by Decan Derek Walcott, who reminded the audience that he could have been a
13.10.2012 [National Review Online] - ... teaching institution, increasing its endowment from $18 million to $422 million, adding buildings and renovating neighborhoods, and attracting and promoting such world-class scholars, scientists, and writers as Elie Wiesel, Derek Walcott, Sheldon
12.10.2012 [The Independent] - After their diplomatic business the two men talked for hours about Derek Walcott, Aimé Césaire, Langston Hughes and other great black writers of the time. The pleasure is palpable, even in the midst of war. Achebe has provided us with a passionate
I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style. - Interview with Ed Hirsch (1986), Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series (Penguin, 1988)
04.10.2012 [GalleristNY] - Some very fine news just landed in our inbox: Derek Walcott, the Saint Lucia–born poet who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, will be giving the keynote lecture at a symposium at El Museo del Barrio on the evening of Oct. 11. His lecture is
16.10.2012 [Oneonta Daily Star] - “Billy Collins, Marilynne Robinson, David Sloan Wilson and Derek Walcott have each changed our world,” Hartwick College Professor of English Robert Bensen, said in the release, “because of the ways they write about the personal and political, the
06.10.2012 [The Star Online] - Among them are Noble Prize winners namely Prof Ronald Coase (Economic Sciences), Wole Soyinka (Literature), Derek Walcott (Literature), and Sir Charles Kao (Physics). The former South African president Nelson Mandela is also a former student.
Testament (1988); Midsummer (1984); The Fortunate Traveller (1982); The Star-
Apple Kingdom (1980). Subscriber-only. Derek Walcott. In the LRB Archive:
Poem: 'Militia' · 17 November 1983. Select a letter to see more contributors: A B C
D E F G H I ...
Sampietro: How does a masterpiece come into being? Why did you choose the
terza rima? Derek Walcott: I think I began the sections without knowing what I
was doing. I think it began in blank verse — or unrhymed, rough pentameter. And
, then, I ...
the sea that washed his island shores. I visited him at his home, envied his
splendid isolation and affinity with the sea. He had a small eyrie where he shut
out the world, wrote and painted the crags and iconic promontories that ...
Walcott imagines Rhys's childhood in Dominica, a Caribbean island just a hop
and a step away from Walcott's own Saint Lucia. Though Rhys was a white
woman, and would leave the West Indies for good when she came of ...