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April 23, 2010

Derek Walcott and T.S. Eliot

9780374289294Nobel laureate Derek Walcott published White Egrets with FSG this spring - some of you have seen selections in our Daily Poem Emails - and we're thrilled by the recent writeup in the New York Times Book Review.

Karl Kirchwey compares Walcott to Eliot, noting several parallels in their work and approach. He also writes, "All the more striking, then, is Walcott’s new book, ...for it is both visionary, in the best sense of that word, and intensely personal, even autobiographical. It is an old man’s book, craving one more day of light and warmth; and it is a book of stoic reckoning."

You can read the full review here, and pick it up in print this Sunday.

Related Audio:
Derek Walcott reads Selections from The Bounty and Joseph Brodsky's "Lullaby" and "Love Song"

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