Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyCelebrating the Life of Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

  • Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:22:27    Permalink
    Walcott_Arkansas_Testament "for what else is there
    but books, books and the sea,
    verandahs and the pages of the sea,
    to write of the wind and the memory of wind-whipped hair
    in the sun, the colour of fire!"
    -- Derek Walcott,  Collected Poems 1948-1984  

    Caribbean writer and Nobel Prize in Literature winner Derek Walcott passed away early this morning. He was 87 years old. We thought we'd take a moment today to celebrate Walcott's life and influence.

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