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Derek Walcott, 1930-
Selected Poems. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1964.

Walcott published his first poetry, 25 Poems, at nineteen. A critic described his work as "full of summery melancholy, fresh and stinging colors, luscious melody, and intense awareness of place."


Earth Derek Walcott, 1930- Earth. New York: Silver Hands Press, 1981.

This broadside poem is one of twelve copies signed by the poet. The publisher of the press, Pat Apatovsky, hand-printed the edition and illustrated the broadside with an original drawing.


Caribbean Poetry

Derek Walcott, 1930-
The Caribbean Poetry of Derek Walcott & the Art of Romare Bearden. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1983.

Romare Bearden (1914-1988) was one of the preeminent African American artists of the twentieth century. His powerful works represent the places where he lived and worked; the rural South; northern cities, and the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Religious subjects, music, especially jazz, and history and literature are overlapping themes in his work.


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