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Poet Derek Walcott wins T.S. Eliot prize

Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 10:17am

Caribbean poet Derek Walcott, currently a scholar in residence at University of Alberta in Edmonton, has won the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, for his collection White Egrets. He won the $24,000 Cdn prize in London on Monday evening and was presented the award by Valerie Eliot, widow of the great 20th century poet. Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in 1992, writes most frequently about the Caribbean and its post-colonial history.

Categories: Awards, Poetry

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