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  Omeros Creating an epic poem based on Homer and Odysseus seems a risky proposition for a modern poet, but Derek Walcott accomplishes the feat with stunning results in Omeros. The title, which is Homer's name in Greek, nods to the wandering and exile of the great poet himself, who learned and suffered while... Read more

  Collected Poems 1948-1984 Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
Adam's Song
Another Life
Another Life
As John To Patmos
The Banyan Tree, Old Year's Night
Bleecker Street, Summer
Brise Marine
The Castaway
Cold Spring Harbor
Crusoe's Island
Crusoe's Journal
Dark August
Early Pompeian
Egypt, Tobago
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  Tiepolo's Hound Nobel laureate Walcott has made the epic form his own, and it's the perfect vehicle for his ongoing investigation into Europe's dominion over the West Indies. This dramatic and lyrical saga combines a compelling inquiry into the "art of seeing" with a unique interpretation of the life of the... Read more

  The Bounty Poet Derek Walcott loves grand themes. In his award-winning epic poem, Omeros, he revisted Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, relocating them to the Caribbean and peopling them with the poor fishermen and colonials of his homeland. In The Bounty, Walcott takes the 1787 arrival of that ill-fated... Read more

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