About Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott is a Saint Lucian poet, playwright, writer, and visual artist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 and the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2011 for White Egrets. His Homeric epic Omeros is considered his major achievement. Mr. Walcott is currently Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex.

“Dark August”

By |2017-08-07T00:00:14-05:00August 13th, 2017|Categories: Poetry|

So much rain, so much life like the swollen sky of this black August. My sister, the sun, broods in her yellow room and won’t come out. […]

Sea Grapes

By |2017-06-13T09:34:43-05:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Poetry|

  That sail which leans on light, tired of islands, a schooner beating up the Caribbean for home, could be Odysseus, home-bound on the Aegean; that father and husband’s longing, under gnarled sour grapes, is like the adulterer hearing Nausicaa’s name in every gull’s outcry. This brings nobody peace. The ancient war between obsession and [...]

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