Derek Walcott (born 1930)

Derek Walcott

An index to material on the St Lucian poet and playwright from the CRB archive and elsewhere online. Return to main subject index here.

From the CRB

By Walcott:

“A somnolence as sweet as malaria” (poem), August 2004

On Walcott:

Portrait of the artist as an old man, by Jane King (review of White Egrets), November 2010

A view of one’s own, by Brendan de Caires (review of Walcott’s Selected Poems, and Derek Walcott, by Edward Baugh), May 2007

Homecoming, by Edward Baugh (review of The Prodigal), February 2005

Other resources

“The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory”, Walcott’s 1992 Nobel Prize lecture

Making poetry from nothing, by Brendan de Caires (essay considering Walcott’s career on the occasion of his eightieth birthday; Caribbean Beat, January/February 2010)

Review of The Prodigal, by Nicholas Laughlin (Caribbean Beat, March/April 2005)

Walcott’s Nobel Works, by Jeremy Taylor, Raoul Pantin, Skye Hernandez, and Patricia Ismond (magazine feature including a biographical profile, short introduction to Walcott’s poems and plays, and history of his involvement with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop; Caribbean Beat, March/April 1993)

Interview with Walcott by Caryl Phillips (BOMB, Summer 1992)

Derek Walcott entry at Wikipedia

Derek Walcott page at the British Council’s Contemporary Writers site

Selected Poetry (1981), ed. Wayne Brown, at Google Books (some contents available for preview)