Derek Walcott in The New Yorker

Derek Walcott, whose poetry about the landscapes, cultures, and history of the Caribbean earned him the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, died this morning, at the age of eighty-seven, in his home on St. Lucia. Walcott was a singular figure: “Working in an English verse tradition and writing about everyday life in the Caribbean,” Hilton Als wrote, in his 2004 Profile of Walcott, he “documented life in a place most Americans think of in terms of sunblock and steel drums . . . . Walcott’s work revels in the history, the mores, and the differences of a people generally misunderstood, if they are thought about at all.”

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Derek Walcott in The New Yorker