St Lucia

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 Derek Walcott  in Saint Malo, France, in 1993. Photograph:  Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Lamentation will rend the air today, and not just in his native St Lucia in the Caribbean, but everywhere poetry is revered. Derek Walcott, who died o(...)

Poet  Derek Walcott: expansive universe revolved around the tiny  island of St Lucia.  Photograph:Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Derek Walcott, whose intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexiti(...)