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Full Name: Derek Alton Walcott
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(1930-2017) Poet. Derek Walcott was born in Castries, St. Lucia, and died near Gros Islet, St. Lucia. He studied directing with Jose Quintero in New York for a year. Mr. Walcott visited Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, some 25 times between 1978 and 2014.
Author's Timeline:
1930 (Unknown) County
Derek Alton Walcott was born in Castries, St. Lucia, on January 23, 1930. 
2017 (Unknown) County
Derek Walcott died at his home near Gros Islet, St. Lucia, on March 17, 2017. 
1958 New York County
Mr. Walcott studied theater and directing in New York from 1958 to 1959. 
1962 (Unknown) County
In A Green Night: Poems 1948-1960
(Pub: Jonathan Cape ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1965 (Unknown) County
The Castaway
(Pub: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 0224610147 / 978-0224610148)
Poetry. 
1969 (Unknown) County
The Gulf and Other Poems
(Pub: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 0224617222 / 978-0224617222)
Poetry. 
1973 (Unknown) County
Another Life
(Pub: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 022400882X / 9780224008822)
Poetry. 
1990 (Unknown) County
Omeros
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374225915 / 978-0374225919)
Epic poem. 
1971 (Unknown) County
Dream On Monkey Mountain
Play. 
2016 (Unknown) County
Morning, Paramin
(Pub: New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374213429 / 978-0374213428)
Poetry. 
2010 (Unknown) County
White Egrets: Poems
(Pub: New York, New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux ISBN: 0374289298 / 978-0374289294)
Poetry. 
2007 (Unknown) County
Selected Poems
(Pub: New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374260664 / 978-0374260668)
Poetry. 
2004 (Unknown) County
The Prodigal
(Pub: New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374530165 / 978-0374530167)
Poetry. 
1978 Otsego County
Derek Walcott visited Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, at the invitation of Professor Robert Bensen some 25 times between 1978 and 2014, reading from his work and conducting workshops in both poetry writing and acting. After Hartwick's Director of Theatre Duncan Smith arranged for Walcott to visit a January Term acting class, he wrote a play for Hartwick students to perform, "The Ghost Dance," in 1989, which went far in the American College Theatre Festival competition. He facilitated Professor Bensen's January Term class in West Indian literature, including their travel to St. Lucia and Trinidad. After he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, he came to Hartwick and read to an audience of 400 people. Following his death, many former students recounted their experience in his workshops and expressed appreciation for the care and rigor of his work with them. Some credit their pursuit of their vocation in poetry to him. Hartwick College awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1991, and at Commencement that year he read "The Season of Phantasmal Peace."  
1979 (Unknown) County
The Star-Apple Kingdom
(Pub: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ISBN: 0374269742 / 978-0374269746)
Collection of poetry. 
1981 (Unknown) County
The Fortunate Traveller
(Pub: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux ISBN: 0374157650 / 978-0374157654)
Collection of poetry. 
2002 (Unknown) County
Walker and The Ghost Dance
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374528144 / 978-0374528140)
Plays. 
1998 (Unknown) County
What the Twilight Says: Essays
(Pub: Farrar Straus Giroux ISBN: 0374288410 / 978-0374288419)
Essays. 
2000 (Unknown) County
Tiepolo's Hound
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374105871 / 978-0374105877)
Collection of poetry. 
1997 (Unknown) County
The Bounty
(Pub: Farrar Straus Giroux ISBN: 0374115567 / 978-0374115562)
Poetry. 
1993 (Unknown) County
The Antilles
(Pub: Farrar Straus & Giroux ISBN: 0374105308 / 978-0374105303)
Nobel Prize speech. 
1986 (Unknown) County
Collected Poems 1948-1984
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374126267 / 978-0374126261)
Poetry. 
2014 (Unknown) County
The Poetry Of Derek Walcott: 1948-2013
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374125619 / 978-0374125615)
Poetry. 
1987 (Unknown) County
The Arkansas Testament
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374105820 / 978-0374105822)
Poetry. 
1984 (Unknown) County
Midsummer
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374208840 / 978-0374208844)
Poetry. 
1976 (Unknown) County
Sea Grapes
(Pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 0374255245 / 978-0374255244)
Poetry. 

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