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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Caribbean Voices

"I was overwhelmed. The poems I could enter most easily were the shorter poems in the collection. They were the ones whose argument I could manage. I lost my way in the longer poems; I thought what was being said prosy and difficult and I stumbled over the poetic diction. I left those poems to one side and concentrated on the ones I liked; the poet and his book, short as it was, did not suffer."

- From Sir Vidia's qualified paean to Derek Walcott.


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