Derek Walcott: Caribbean Crossroads
Thursday 11 October, 2012
7 - 9pm, $0/Rsvp
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue
An accomplished writer, playwright, and academian, Derek Walcott has published ten revered books of poetry, including The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory, his Nobel lecture, which was published in 1992. Walcott has been honored with a plethora of international prizes, including the Queen's Medal for Poetry. He was a recipient of a five-year fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation and is an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His poetry books include Another Life, The Star Apple Kingdom, The Fortunate Traveler, The Bounty and Collected Poems 1948-1984, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry. In addition to his poetry, he is the founder of the Trinidad Theater Workshop. His plays—which include Dream on Monkey Mountain, Remembrance and Pantomime and The Odyssey—have been produced internationally, including the New York Shakespeare Festival. Walcott is based out of New York City and Castries, St. Lucia.