Derek Walcott

Standard Name: Walcott, Derek


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Friends, Associates Seamus Heaney
A friendship that helped SH 's poetry was that with Philip Hobsbaum , who managed a living transplant of the 1960s Group from London to Belfast.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
4048 (31 October 1980): 1222
Other friends included Irish...
Intertextuality and Influence Bernardine Evaristo
BE says she just fell into writing. Her earliest published work (which she still retains) was a poem about the suffragettes in the school magazine. She read Derek Walcott early in her career and he...
Intertextuality and Influence Bernardine Evaristo
Evaristo lists her influences as including The Bone People by Keri Hulme , Mama Day by Gloria Naylor , The Famished Road by Ben Okri , The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro ,...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Stevenson
Her one-word title alludes to Derek Walcott 's statement that the perpetual ideal is astonishment.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
In one vignette, Spring Again, that blackened thorn where a thrush sang is now a rack of hooks/ with...
Intertextuality and Influence Marina Warner
Caribbean poets including Aimé Césaire , Derek Walcott , Wilson Harris , Kenneth Kamau Braithwaite , Olive Senior , David Dabydeen , and Jamaica Kincaid provided linguistic inspiration, as did the novelist Lamming. Warner notes...
Occupation Ruth Padel
In May 2009 she was elected the first-ever woman Professor of Poetry at Oxford , but she resigned nine days later after revealing that she had informed a couple of journalists about past sexual harassment...
Reception Ruth Padel
Her election was marred by unpleasantness. Another of the three short-listed candidates, Caribbean poet Derek Walcott , withdrew from the competition after a letter-writing campaign brought to the attention of potential voters the fact that...
Textual Features Seamus Heaney
These pieces cover elders and friends (Larkin , Walcott , Patrick Kavanagh ), poets of Eastern Europe where poetry performs the service of resistance to political oppression (as it might do in Northern Ireland...


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