Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott read at the Blue Metropolis Writers Festival in Montreal several weeks ago. We talk here about England, parents, Ted Hughes, William Blake, combining painting and poetry, the sea, getting laid, and returning. Like most great men, Mr. Walcott is, in addition to being an articulate, moving communicator, humble and approachable.
Update: Re: Latest Oxford Bru ha ha: Listen for Walcott’s dignified response to my comment about poets being poets simply to get laid.
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