Poet Laureate of Jamaica

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  • 20 Apr 2017
    Jahan Ramazani

    Celebrating National Poetry Month: The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry

    The recent death of Derek Walcott, the most famous postcolonial poet, has been an enormous loss to poetry lovers around the world. The elegiac ending to his long poem Omeros came to mind: “I sang of quiet Achille, Afolabe’s son,” he says of his epic hero, an Afro-Caribbean fisherman “who never ascended in an elevator, […]

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