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Derek Alton Walcott was born in Castries, St. Lucia on January 23, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in French, Latin, and Spanish at the University of the West Indies in 1953. He also began writing plays. His first play, about the revolutionary Haitian leader Henri Christophe, was produced in St. Lucia in 1950. He taught at schools in St. Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica while continuing to write and stage plays. His plays included Lone, Sea at Dauphin, Ti-Jean and His Brothers, Malcochon, and Dream on Monkey Mountain. He later wrote the book and collaborated with the singer and songwriter Paul Simon on the lyrics for The Capeman, a musical about a Puerto Rican gang member who murdered three people in Manhattan in 1959. He was a professor at Boston University from 1981 until retiring in 2007. His metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism, and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds His collections of poetry included In a Green Night, Selected Poems, The Castaway, The Gulf, Sea Grapes, Another Life, Omeros, Tiepolo's Hound, and The Prodigal. He received the Queens Medal for Poetry, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, and the T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection, White Egrets, in 2011. He died on March 17, 2017 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Omeros… (more)
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Omeros 1,108 copies, 19 reviews
Collected Poems, 1948-1984 511 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Poems 174 copies, 2 reviews
White Egrets 171 copies, 8 reviews
The prodigal 127 copies, 3 reviews
Tiepolo's Hound 122 copies, 2 reviews
The Bounty 114 copies
What the Twilight Says: Essays 105 copies, 1 review
Midsummer 97 copies
Homage to Robert Frost (Contributor) 63 copies
The Antilles 49 copies
Another Life 38 copies
Sea Grapes 32 copies, 1 review
Three Plays 16 copies
Castaway 11 copies
Pantomime 2 copies
Poemas 1 copy
Islas 1 copy
Salsa 1 copy
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Contributor) 1,214 copies, 9 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 897 copies, 7 reviews
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (Contributor) 340 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2000 (Contributor) 211 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 190 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1997 (Contributor) 165 copies
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 160 copies
The Best American Poetry 2009 (Contributor) 133 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2010 (Contributor) 117 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 109: Work (Contributor) 114 copies
Emergency Kit (Contributor, some editions) 107 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Friendship (Contributor) 92 copies
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (Contributor) 36 copies, 8 reviews
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (Contributor) 30 copies, 2 reviews
One World of Literature (Contributor) 23 copies
AQA Anthology (Author, some editions) 19 copies
The Penguin book of the ocean (Contributor) 18 copies
Nobel Writers on Writing (Contributor) 14 copies
Poetry anthology (Contributor, some editions) 6 copies
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