Derek Walcott (1930- )
Caribbean poet, playwright,
and art critic, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1992. Walcott's writings deal
with the Caribbean encounter, convergence and conflict of different races,
cultures, languages and traditions, including African, British, and French.
His work attempts to bring together and explore the continuities and ruptures
between past and present, the classical and the postcolonial, the Western
and the non-Western.
in 1930 in Castries, St. Lucia. St. Lucia is Caribbean island of the West
Indies, Lesser Antilles group, formerly a British possession. It is located
about 25 miles south of Martinique and 20 miles north of St. Vincent, about
250 miles north of the coast of Venezuela
Foundation Genius Award (1981)
Harry Dernier (1952)
25 Poems (1948)
"The stalls of
the market contained the Antilles'
by the iron tear of
the weight, each brass basin