“What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” Hilton Als on Derek Walcott

Join Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl Kirchwey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Glyn Maxwell, Caryl Phillips, and Als in this celebration and remembrance of the late poet.


A CELEBRATION OF DEREK WALCOTT, Thursday, January 18, at 7:30 pm.

KAUFMANN CONCERT HALL, 92ND STREET Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City.

Derek Walcott. Photograph by Horst Toppe, Hulton Archive/Getty Images.



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