Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL, OBE, OCC was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex from 2010 to 2013.
Born: January 23, 1930, Castries, Saint Lucia
Died: March 17, 2017, Cap Estate, Gros Islet Quarter, Saint Lucia
Spouse: Fay Moston (m. 1954–1959)
Plays: Dream on Monkey Mountain, The Capeman, Beef, No Chicken, Omeros
The English language is nobody’s special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
If you know what you are going to write when you’re writing a poem, it’s going to be average.