An Evening with Derek Walcott

Posted on October 4th, 2010 by

On Sept. 27th, classics majors and members of the Classics and English departments spent an evening conversing with Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott.  Mr. Walcott is best known for his poem Omeros, a Caribbean epic loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey. He regaled his audience with tales of living by the sea and his days learning Latin as a schoolboy.  A wonderful time was had by all!

During his  week-long stay as Gustavus’ Rydell Professor in Residence, Mr. Walcott visited classes, spoke with students and professors, and read his poetry for the Gustavus community.  Watch a video of his poetry reading here.

 

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