Tag: Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott, a Mighty Poet, Has Died

By Hilton Als March 17, 2017 Walcott’s poems explored, among other themes, the sea, memory, and the joys and terrors of physical love. Derek Walcott was a complicated person and a great poet, and often those things are not divisible. The time I spent with him and his beautiful German-born partner, Sigrid Nama, in Derek’s…