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Comprehensive information about poet Derek Walcott including poetry, biographical information, quotes, literary works, and more. Derek Alton Walcott is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is currently Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement." This educational Derek Walcott resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself. Quote Right
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Quote Left I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars. Quote Right
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Quote Left Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. Quote Right
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Quote Left A culture, we all know, is made by its cities. Quote Right
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