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Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19901214
This 1992 Nobel Laureate has long been the leading exponent of the written culture of the Caribbean. Walcott celebrates the island of his birth, St. Lucia, in the epic poem OMEROS. Walcott reads from OMEROS and talks about the poem.
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