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Audio Interview with Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize Winning Poet

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.


Copyright © 2006 by Nigel Beale.

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2 Responses to “Audio Interview with Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize Winning Poet”

  1. Interviews galore « The Books of My Numberless Dreams Says:

    [...] Favourites so far are the ones he conducted with Kathyrn Court, President of Penguin Paperbacks and Plume for the Penguin USA division, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. She talked about getting Chris Ware for Candide:Or, Optimism, a selection from the Penguin Classic Deluxe editions (of which I have several including the Voltaire, plus a few from the Great Ideas Series). Walcott? It won’t matter for he will win you with his potent affability and warm sense of humour. His interview was like the audio version of a hot chocolate with a touch or two of Jamaican rum. Real good stuff. [...]

  2. hearts are clouds « Very Like A Whale « Scavella’s Blogsphere Says:

    [...] Strachan, and an interview with Derek Walcott. No, I didn’t carry it out. It’s actually a link to an interview carried out in 2006 by Canadian litblogger Nigel Beale. Thanks, Nigel, for allowing us access to the [...]

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