Derek Walcott

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Top 10 love poems | Meena Kandasamy
For Valentine’s, or really any other day, here are some works by poets from Plath to Rilke that express some of our own most intimate feelings

Meena Kandasamy

08, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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They're patient, kind and even poetic – so stop calling them snowflakes | Christina Patterson
The writer Christina Patterson says she has seen the future of poetry, and it’s in safe hands

Christina Patterson

17, Oct, 2017 @3:33 PM

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Derek Walcott museum closes amid row over Caribbean tourist developments
St Lucia National Trust says government funding cut forced closure of museum, housed in reconstruction of Nobel-winning poet’s former home

Tom Dart

21, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Plath's letters probably won't harm Hughes's reputation | Rafia Zakaria
Bardic men behaving badly, from Lord Byron to Robert Lowell, are traditionally excused – while women poets are written off if they step out of line

Rafia Zakaria

12, Apr, 2017 @3:25 PM

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The Guardian view on music and poetry: growing up together | Editorial
Editorial: Cultural forms built with words were once all indistinguishable, but in popular culture they are again coalescing. Figures such as Chuck Berry and Derek Walcott were part of bringing them together


19, Mar, 2017 @7:45 PM

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Nobel laureate, poet and playwright Derek Walcott dead, aged 87
Walcott, who died in Saint Lucia, was famous for his monumental body of work that wove in Carribean history, particularly his epic Omeros

Richard Lea

17, Mar, 2017 @2:14 PM

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December's Reading group: books from the Caribbean
From Marlon James and Derek Walcott to CLR James, the enviably sunny islands have plenty to offer book fans in colder climes – but what should the Reading group grab as we hit that imaginary beach?

Sam Jordison

28, Nov, 2015 @3:00 PM

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The 10 best recordings of poets

Andrew Motion chooses his favourite poems read aloud by those who write them

Andrew Motion

06, Jun, 2014 @3:00 PM

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The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 – review
This selection of Walcott's poetry, edited by Glyn Maxwell, is a reminder of the celebratory texture of the Nobel laureate's work. By Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson

09, May, 2014 @3:45 PM

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TS Eliot poetry prize goes to Sinéad Morrissey's Parallax
Belfast's first poet laureate joins the ranks of Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott as winner of prestigious £15,000 award

Alison Flood

13, Jan, 2014 @8:26 PM

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Derek Walcott: 'The Oxford poetry job would have been too much work'

As his reworking of Robinson Crusoe goes on stage, Derek Walcott talks about Caribbean culture, his spat with VS Naipaul - and why he didn't want the poetry job anyway

Stephen Moss

03, May, 2012 @9:10 AM

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Poisonous literary feuds – and the men who could be peacemakers
Paul Theroux and VS Naipaul have made up. But there are other novelists still slugging it out in a war of words

Patrick Kingsley

30, May, 2011 @7:00 PM

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