Monday 19 March 2007

Listen to Derek Walcott's interview on NPR

Yesterday Derek Walcott was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. He reads a couple of poems, and they talk about his early attempts at writing poetry and about his new book of Selected Poems published by both Faber and Faber and Farrar, Straus and Grioux. Find out why a priest once accused the young Walcott of blasphemy (hint: it had to do with writing poetry).

Listening to Walcott read his poetry aloud is one of the supreme pleasures in the English-speaking literary world. NPR has a link to the audio file for the entire interview here.

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