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  NDDC presents Vanishing Pointe—Gone but
Trinidad GuardianNDDC presents Vanishing Pointe—Gone but not forgottenTrinidad GuardianVanishing Pointe is dedicated to figures in the arts who recently passed away like Todd Hill, Derek Walcott and many others who have contributed to and supported the arts and the NDDC. Having received the 2005 Humming Bird Medal Gold among her ...and more »
Posted on 9 October 2017 | 11:05 pm
  Nobel Prize for Literature: Beating the drum
Daily MaverickNobel Prize for Literature: Beating the drum for Athol Fugard to be nominated in 2018Daily MaverickLater practice shows the extension to Nadine Gordimer from South Africa, to Kenzaburo Oe from Japan, to Derek Walcott from St Lucia in the West Indies, to Toni Morrison, the first Afro-American on the list, and to Gao Xingjian, the first laureate to ...and more »
Posted on 8 October 2017 | 2:54 pm
  From the files Oct. 8, 2017 - The Keene
From the files Oct. 8, 2017The Keene SentinelPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — In his decades as a writer, Derek Walcott has struggled to confront the colonial past of his native Caribbean and his own mixed-race background that often left him feeling like an outsider. Born in 1930 in former British ...
Posted on 8 October 2017 | 3:07 am
  October 8, 1992: Willy Brandt passes away -
gulfnews.comOctober 8, 1992: Willy Brandt passes awaygulfnews.com1992 - West Indian poet Derek Walcott wins Nobel Prize for Literature. 1996 - Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat makes his first public visit to Israel. 1997 - Scientists report the Pathfinder probe's exploration of Mars has yielded ...
Posted on 7 October 2017 | 6:53 am
  Comparative Literature Luncheon presents
Comparative Literature Luncheon presents talk about Nobel Prize ...Penn State NewsAndrew Singer, lecturer in European literary cultures, literary translation and creative writing at Penn State, will present “Derek Walcott and the Expansion of ...and more »
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 11:52 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
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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  Derek_Walcott: RT @Ericadelight2: Don’t
Derek_Walcott: RT @Ericadelight2: D!@’t give up! You are worth it and some!@e is going to give you all you deserve plus more. C!@tinue to prepare yourself…
Posted on 16 December 2017 | 11:28 am
  Derek_Walcott: RT @GaryLineker: Wilfred
Derek_Walcott: RT @GaryLineker: Wilfred Ndidi has been sent off *% his birthday. Not the card he would’ve wanted.
Posted on 16 December 2017 | 11:28 am
  jallenpaisant: RT @EmilyZMarshall:
jallenpaisant: RT @EmilyZMarshall: Illuminating presentati#^! by @jallenpaisant #^! Derek Walcott's plays & haunting @BeckettEnglish Reseach Seminar this we…
Posted on 16 December 2017 | 11:28 am
  inditravelfeed: RT @martin_carter: Reposting
inditravelfeed: RT @martin_carter: Reposting @tlwtravel: "I read; I travel; I become" Derek Walcott #traveladdict #travelblog #travel #quotes #wander%
Posted on 16 December 2017 | 11:28 am
  LoveeCharms: You will love again the
LoveeCharms: You will love again the stranger who was your self. Derek Walcott
Posted on 16 December 2017 | 11:28 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.
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