Adieu, Derek Walcott: 23 January 1930–17 March 2017 I who have cursed The drunken officer of British rule, how choose Between this Africa and the English tongue I love? Derek Walcott, ‘A Far Cry from Africa’, 1962 From the black shores of Saint Lucia The sea is still blue for a black man. Poetry, like […]
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Some Small Portion of Eternity

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

Those old Welsh themes, memory, place, exile and inheritance, continue in this edition. We publish elsewhere a preview of Ynys Môn novelist Tristan Hu …

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On Reconsidering Derek Walcott’s Sea Grapes

On the death of Derek Walcott, Robert Minhinnick writes that the poet liberated him to mythologise the things we value that are closest to us

PUBLISHED ON: 01/05/17

CATEGORY: Interview

In honour of Derek Walcott, 23 January 1930–17 March 2017   As the editor for eleven years of Poetry Wales (1997–2008), I encountered writers who …

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