April 11, 2021

Derek Walcott, who wrote of Caribbean beauty and bondage, dies at 87

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From KHSU Derek Walcott’s work explored the beauty of his Caribbean homeland and its brutal colonial history. The prolific, Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright died Friday at his home in St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott wrote dozens of books of poetry and plays, among them his epic poem Omeros and his Obie-winning drama, Dream […]

The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013’ review: The Caribbean delivered with wit and colour

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By John McAuliffe From Irish Times Walcott’s range went from Marley to Pryor and from Gauguin to Yeats In 1988 in Dún Laoghaire, Derek Walcott took part in a round-table discussion with Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney and Les Murray. By then identified with a cosmopolitan or “new internationalist” aesthetic, these poets consciously wrote from the […]

Poetry of Derek Walcott’ showcases master’s legacy

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By Arlice Davenport From The Wichita Eagle Derek Walcott remains a true literary treasure. “The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013” by Derek Walcott, selected by Glyn Maxwell (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 617 pages, $35) Just as the sea surges relentlessly against the shores of his native St. Lucia, so Derek Walcott has forged an oceanic career […]

Wall To Wall Walcott’ for St. Lucia’s Derek

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By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life News Nobel laureate Derek Walcott is coming to New York. A film about his storied career is due for a premiere showcase in two weeks and on March 28 he will be front and center inside Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College to reign poetic justice on all who attend. […]

A single evening performance of poetry reading at The Playhouse

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The Cayman Drama Society has hosted all sorts of performances over its many years.  We have had our share of dramas, comedies, dance, musicals and music performances.  We have had story telling.  Now it is time for us to have readings! An Evening of Readings is just that – a Prospect Playhouse performance where the […]