Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott died on March 17, at his home in the Carribbean island of St Lucia. He was 87.
Walcott received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for the honor for many years. In selecting Walcott, the academy cited the great luminosity" of his writings including the 1990 "Omeros," a 64-chapter Caribbean epic.
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