Mr. R. Thomas

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Selected Poems of Derek Walcott by Derek Walcott
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4.0 out of 5 stars Between Islands, 8 Jan 2009
As mentioned above the selection leans towards to the longer works which are not always as accessible as the reader might like. Not I hasten to add because the work itself is overtly difficult more because we are not given the 'whole' story in an excerpt.

I am very much enjoying the read. Particularly Tiepolo's Hound which is both intricate, deep and fairly easyily grasped all at once. I enjoy the way the poet battles with his own sense of place and identity as a boat battles with the currents between islands.

I have started at the back of the book and am moving, wandering, towards the front, back through time as it were. An enjoyable way to discover the work of… Read more