Posts Tagged: Derek Walcott

What to Read When You Need to Understand Corrupt Families


As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families. ...more

Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair


To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness. ...more

Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears


The Irish Times reports on Seamus Heaney’s Irish Human Rights Commission lecture, in which he argues that the work of writers has been crucial in keeping alive the spirit of freedom. I’m looking forward to seeing a transcript of this speech, because I’d like to see how far he pushes the comparison.