Walcott, Derek

About Derek Walcott

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

Biography (Poetry International)

Mjöberg, Jöran. "A Single, Homeless, Circling Satellite: Derek Walcott, 1992 Nobel Literature Laureate." The Nobelprize, 2001 



Kellaway, Kate. "White Egrets by Derek Walcott." The Guardian, 21 Mar. 2010

Kirchwey, Karl. "Derek Walcott, Man of Many Voices." The New York Times, 22 Apr. 2010



Campbell, James. "You Promised me Poems." The Guardian, 4 Oct. 2008

Hirsch, Edward. "Derek Walcott, The Art of Poetry No. 37." Paris Review, Winter 1986



Kluwick, Ursula, and Virginia Richter. The Beach in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, 2015

Döring, Tobias. "Caribbean Beachcombers." The Beach in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures: Reading Littoral Space, Kluwick and Richter (eds.), 2015

Chase, Randolph. "Folk Protest in the Poetry of Derek Walcott, E.K. Braithwaite and Claude McKay." Kola, vol. 26, no. 1, Spring 2014

Bergam, Marija. “Transplantations: Vegetation Imagery in the Poetry of Derek Walcott and Lorna Goodison.” European Journal of English Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, 2012

Savory, Elaine. "Re-Thinking the Critical Location of Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott." Africa in the World and the World in Africa: Essays in Honor of Abiola, Jeyifo (ed.), 2011

Goff, Barbara, and Michael Simpson. Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora, 2007

Kortenaar, Nil Ten. "New World Modernisms: T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, and Kamau Brathwaite." Research in African Literatures, vol. 37, no. 1, Spring 2006

Busia, Abena P.A. "Fashioning a Self in the Contemporary World: Notes toward a Personal Meditation on Memory, History, and the Aesthetics of Origin." African Arts, vol. 37, no. 1, 2004

Reichardt, Ulfried. "Diaspora Studies and the Culture of the African Diaspora: The Poetry of Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite and Linton Kwesi Johnson." Diaspora and Multiculturalism: Common Traditions and New Developments, Fludernik (ed.), 2003

Figueroa, John. “The Sea Still Going On: Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” Fusions of Cultures, Balme and Stummer (eds.), 1996

Figueroa, John. “Creole in Literature: Beyond Verisimilitude: Texture and Varieties: Derek Walcott.” The Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 25, 1995

Figueroa, John. “Derek Walcott: A Personal Memoir.” Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 14, no. 2, 1992

Lernout, Geert. “Derek Walcott’s Omeros: The Isle is Full of Voices.” Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 14, no. 2, 1992

Figueroa, John. “Some Subtleties of the Isle: A Commentary on Certain Aspects of Derek Walcott’s Sonnet Sequence, Tales of the Islands.” World Literature Written in English, vol. 15, 1976




The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory (1993)


Poetry Collections

The Arkansas Testament (1988)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Derek Walcott in Two Interviews. The Nobelprize, 2005 and 2000

Derek Walcott at The UCSD Conversation. UCTV, 17 Jul. 2007

Derek Walcott Talks about His Book Omeros. BBC, 11 May 2017