Poet Derek Walcott: Art and Science Share a Common Goal
Big Think (blog)
Derek Walcott (b. 1930) is a St. Lucian poet and artist who in 1992 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is also an Obie-winning playwright, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, and was knighted in 1972. Walcott's most famous work is ...
How fairytales grew up
The traditional functions of the bard and the griot in predominantly oral cultures included “keeping the memory of the tribe”, as Derek Walcott remarked in his Nobel speech, and the enchantments of technology have placed the power to do this in our hands.
Jerry Earl Johnston: When people are spiritual in spite of themselves
Then he would turn around and do something wonderful and gracious, like allowing me, a second-tier writer for a regional newspaper, to shoot the breeze for an hour with literary masters like Raymond Carver and Derek Walcott while he — Strand — waited ...
100 Notable Books of 2014
New York Times
(Riverhead, $28.95.) Hard times, forbidden love, murder and justice are the themes of this nevertheless comic novel, set in London after World War I. THE POETRY OF DEREK WALCOTT 1948-2013. Selected by Glyn Maxwell. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $40.) ...