The Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott gives a new appreciation of Hemingway as a great and influential Caribbean writer, acknowledging Hemingway's influence on his writing and paying tribute to him with readings of his own poems.
Paul Holdengräber is the Director of LIVE from the NYPL.
Derek Walcott is a Nobel Prize-winning poet, playwright, writer, and visual artist whose collections include Omeros, The Star-Apple Kingdom, and Midsummer.
Writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through its meaning, sound, and rhythm. It may be distinguished from prose by its compression, frequent use of conventions of metre and rhyme, use of the line as a formal unit, heightened vocabulary, and freedom of syntax. Its emotional content is expressed through a variety of techniques, from direct description to symbolism, including the use of metaphor and simile. See alsoprose poem; prosody.