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Nobel Prize-winner Derek Walcott continues our celebration of National Poetry Month with a reading from his newly-published The Poetry of Derek Walcott, 1948-2013, which draws from every stage of the poet’s storied career.

Across sixty-five years, Walcott has grappled with the themes that have defined his work as they have defined his life: the riddle of identity; the legacy of colonialism on his native Caribbean island of St. Lucia; the mysteries of faith and love and the natural world; the Western canon; and the trauma of aging.