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  Derek Walcott: 1930-2017, A Poet Of Hope And
Derek Walcott: 1930-2017, A Poet Of Hope And HealingFiji Sun OnlineThe Caribbean has produced two literary Nobel laureates: Derek Walcott in 1992 and VS Naipaul in 2001. Both come from the two diasporas: one from slavery, the other from indenture. The former a poet, the latter a novelist. No two writers from the same ...
Posted on 14 April 2017 | 3:45 pm
  Remembering Derek Walcott: Enemy of
Remembering Derek Walcott: Enemy of metaphor, and a metaphor thiefMada MasrDerek Walcott passed away on March 17, leaving behind everything and nothing: just language. I read In Cordoba when the book came out in 2008. I liked how it compared poets to thieves, but I was more surprised by this Caribbean poet I had never heard ...
Posted on 12 April 2017 | 9:27 am
  Poem of the Day: 'The Lost Empire' by Derek
The AtlanticPoem of the Day: 'The Lost Empire' by Derek WalcottThe AtlanticThe rich metaphors and descriptions in Derek Walcott's poetry render the Caribbean world where he grew up almost tangible: the tropical ocean air; the warm beaches; the birds and sea creatures that populated the coasts—and the specter of colonialism ...
Posted on 11 April 2017 | 1:00 pm
  Recalling Derek Walcott By Ida Does - The
The Daily Herald (press release)Recalling Derek Walcott By Ida DoesThe Daily Herald (press release)It has been the honour of a lifetime to work with Derek Walcott for the filming of “Poetry is an island.” The opportunity to get to know Derek and to be introduced to his family, his friends, and his beloved St. Lucia has forever changed me. Ever since ...Memorial honoring Sir Derek Walcott to be held in New York this weekendSt. Lucia Times Online News (press release)all 2 news articles »
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 10:04 am
  Obituary: Derek Walcott died on March 17th -
The EconomistObituary: Derek Walcott died on March 17thThe EconomistOVER more than five decades of producing some of the 20th century's best poetry, Derek Walcott found many local metaphors for his trade. He was a bent astronomer, tracing out the circle of time in the singeing stars above the mango trees; the careful ...
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 10:05 am
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  Classical Theatre of Harlem to Hold Star
*The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in grand style with a star studded benefit concert tonight, Monday, April 13 at the Apollo Theater Soundstage. “Law & Order” star Leslie Odom Jr. is set to host the fundraiser featuring the New York premiere of songs from the eagerly anticipated off-Broadway musical “Witness […]
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 8:33 am
  Award-Winning Theatre Veteran Alfred
The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) announced today that Alfred Preisser, award-winning writer, director and producer of theatre, has been appointed as the institution’s new Artistic Director—the first to hold the position in the organization’s 50-year history. (PRWeb April 07, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12635466.htm
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 6:36 am
  Kate Baldwin and Georgia Stitt Reunite
David Schmidt performs the very first two art songs Stitt ever wrote (with texts by William Blake and William Wordsworth), and Stitt plays piano for the evening alongside violinist Paterson and cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf.
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 9:36 pm
  Opinion: What ISIS Achieves With Its Images
The militants understand that assaults on art with Biblical associations are likely to generate a firestorm in countries with large Christian populations, and that is what they have achieved, says Phi...
Posted on 29 March 2015 | 8:17 pm
  The healing nature of poetry
Poetry workshops held in prisons, libraries and bookshops are becoming increasingly important therapy for those who suffer from anxiety and depression
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 5:38 am
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  Galassi's galaxy a thing of wonder
Imagine the F word as the first word of a novel - and no, Gordon Ramsey is not the author. And imagine Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, Les Murray, and Derek Walcott sitting at the same table – and yes, it has happened. Their words on writing at an ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 3:09 am
  Nalo Hopkinson: ‘I’ll take my chances
You may not be allowed to print the fourth, but it’s the final four lines of the second stanza of Derek Walcott’s poem The Schooner Flight. The last line of those four brings the whole thought home in a triumphant mic drop that for me embodies the ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 2:00 pm
  Jeremy Siskind Trio With Nancy Harms Holds a
While Finger Songwriter dealt with themes of love and loss, Housewarming is concerned with the concept of belonging, with lyrics drawing on texts by Marilynne Robinson W.B. Yeats, Carl Sandburg, and Derek Walcott appearing in Siskind originals, as well as ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 2:34 am
  Derek Walcott is born
On this day, poet and playwright Derek Walcott is born in St. Lucia, in the Carribbean. Walcott will win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992. Walcott’s family descended from slaves in the West Indies, and the legacy of slavery is a common theme in his ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
  NGO pays tribute to Derek Walcott
In 2015, as Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott celebrates his 85th birthday, a group of local theatre aficionados have formed an NGO calling itself Monkey Mountain to commemorate Walcott’s achievements in theatre. Monkey Mountain will stage three of his plays ...
Posted on 12 March 2015 | 11:19 am
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  Walcott withdraws from Oxford University
Nobel literature laureate Derek Walcott has withdrawn from the contest for a prestigious position at Oxford University after anonymous letters criticizing him were sent to professors.
Posted on 12 May 2009 | 5:16 pm
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  colourofspring: #NationalPoetryMonth
colourofspring: #Nati!%alPoetryM!%th https://t.co/HeDl5xwUFp "Love After Love" -- Derek Walcott
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 12:04 am
  CyberXbusiness: RT @Bookophilia: Poets Velma
CyberXbusiness: RT @Bookophilia: Poets Velma Pollard, Ric^~@ Mair and Ann-Margaret Lim will read some of their favourite Derek Walcott works in a special…
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 12:04 am
  CarnevaleNet: Sir Derek Walcott, a famous
CarnevaleNet: Sir Derek Walcott, a famous poet and public figure in St Lucia sadly p@ed recently. https://t.co/vikxm7ozAq https://t.co/WZBI2G8bSi
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 12:04 am
  porridgemag: RT @porridgemag: Derek Walcott
porridgemag: RT @porridgemag: Derek Walcott was an important voice & will be dearly missed. Editor Georgia Tindale c^@siders his humour & epics https://…
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 12:04 am
  decosalgado: Derek Walcott : Love After Love
decosalgado: Derek Walcott : Love After Love https://t.co/rvbMO4Jszn
Posted on 30 April 2017 | 12:04 am
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  Resolved Question: Analysis of Saint Lucia's
A poem by Derek Walcott. What does it mean? Are there any significant literary devices used? I need simply a line by line analysis of the poem. Thanks Clarification of the theme of the poem would be fantastic too
Posted on 20 October 2013 | 9:51 am
  Resolved Question: The Schooner Flight by
Christ have mercy on all sleeping things! From that dog rotting down Wrightson Road to when I was a dog on these streets; if loving these islands must be my load, out of corruption my soul takes wings, But they had started to poison my soul with their big house, big car, big-time bohbohl, coolie, ******, Syrian, and French Creole, so I leave it for them and their carnival -- I taking a sea-bath, I gone down the road. I know these islands from Monos to Nassau, a rusty head sailor with sea-green eyes that they nickname Shabine, the patois for any red ******, and I, Shabine, saw when these slums of empire was paradise. I'm just a red ****** who love the sea, I had a sound colonial education, I have Dutch, ******, and English in me, and either I'm nobody, or I'm a nation. 1. What is your initial impression of the poem? 2. What do you think the poem is about? 3. what is the tone of the poem? 4. Choose one line from the poem that you liked and explain why?
Posted on 23 September 2013 | 2:11 pm
  Resolved Question: What does this poem mean?
I once gave my daughters, separately, two conch shells that were dived from the reef, or sold on the beach, I forget. They use them as doorstops or bookends, but their wet pink palates are the soundless singing of angels. I once wrote a poem called “The Yellow Cemetery,” when I was nineteen. Lizzie’s age. I’m fifty-three. These poems I heaved aren’t linked to any tradition like a mossed cairn; each goes down like a stone to the seabed, settling, but let them, with luck, lie where stones are deep, in the sea’s memory. Let them be, in water, as my father, who did watercolors, entered his work. He became one of his shadows, wavering and faint in the midsummer sunlight. His name was Warwick Walcott. I sometimes believe that his father, in love or bitter benediction, named him for Warwickshire. Ironies are moving. Now when I rewrite a line, or sketch on the fast-drying paper the coconut fronds that he did so faintly, my daughters’ hands move in mine. Conches move over the sea floor. I used to move my father’s grave from the blackened Anglican headstones in Castries to where I could love both at once— the sea and his absence. Youth is stronger than fiction.
Posted on 2 June 2011 | 5:12 am
  Resolved Question: What piece of literature
I just need to know which of his writings caused him to get the award :)
Posted on 19 February 2011 | 3:15 am
  Resolved Question: Analysis of After the
There are so many islands! As many islands as the stars at night on that branched tree from which meteors are shaken like falling fruit around the schooner Flight. But things must fall,and so it always was, on one hand Venus,on the other Mars; fall,and are one,just as this earth is one island in archipelagoes of stars. My first friend was the sea.Now,is my last. I stop talking now.I work,then I read, cotching under a lantern hooked to the mast. I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work,I study the stars. Sometimes is just me,and the soft-scissored foam as the deck turn white and the moon open a cloud like a door,and the light over me is a road in white moonlight taking me home. Shabine sang to you from the depths of the sea.
Posted on 23 January 2011 | 2:25 am



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