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By Derek Walcott

This publication comprises lots of the poems in each one of Derek Walcott's seven collections, as chosen by way of the poet, and the whole textual content of "Another lifestyles" - a story poem of over 4 thousand traces that J.D. McClatchy, writing in "The New Republic," praised as "one of the simplest lengthy autobiographical poems in English, with the narrative sweep, the lavish layering of info, and the mythic resonance of a definite classic." "Collect Poems" acquired the 1986 "Los Angeles instances" ebook Prize for poetry

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