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Derek Walcott

Derek WalcottAKA Derek Alton Walcott

Born: 23-Jan-1930
Birthplace: Castries, St. Lucia
Died: 17-Mar-2017
Location of death: Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Author

Nationality: St. Lucia
Executive summary: In a Green Night

Father: Warwick Walcott (schoolteacher)
Mother: Alix Maarlin (schoolteacher)
Brother: Roderick (his twin, d. 2000)
Wife: Fay Moston (m. 1954, div. 1959)
Wife: Margaret Ruth Maillard (m. 1962, div.)
Wife: Norline Metivier (m. 1982, div.)
Girlfriend: Sigrid Nama (until his death)

    High School: St. Mary's College, Saint Lucia
    University: University of the West Indies
    Teacher: Boston University

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1992
    MacArthur Fellowship

    And the Pursuit of Happiness (11-Sep-1986) · Himself

Author of books:
25 Poems (1948, poetry)
Epitaph for the Young: XII Cantos (1949, poetry)
Poems (1951, poetry)
In a Green Night: Poems 19481960 (1962, poetry)
Selected Poems (1964, poetry)
The Castaway and Other Poems (1965, poetry)
The Gulf and Other Poems (1969, poetry)
Another Life (1973, poetry)
Sea Grapes (1976, poetry)
The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979, poetry)
Selected Poetry (1981, poetry)
The Fortunate Traveler (1981, poetry)
Midsummer (1984, poetry)
Collected Poems, 19481984 (1986, poetry)
The Arkansas Testament (1987, poetry)
Omeros (1990, poetry)
The Bounty (1997, poetry)
What the Twilight Says (1998, criticism)
Tiepolo's Hound (2000, poetry)
The Prodigal (2004, poetry)

Wrote plays:
Ti-Jean and His Brothers (1958)
Dream on Monkey Mountain (1967)
Pantomime (1978)
The Odyssey: A Stage Version (1993)

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