National Black Writers Conference 2014: A Look at the Honorees

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  • Conference at Medgar Evers College
  • Derek Walcott
  • Margaret Burroughs
  • Maryse Condé
  • Quincy Troupe
  • Walter Mosely

Derek Walcott

Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott published his first poem ‘1944’ when he was 14-years-old in The Voice of St. Lucia. He was born on the Caribbean island on Jan. 23, 1930. His numerous published poetry collections in recent years include White Egrets (2010), Selected Poems (2007) and The Prodigal: A Poem (2004). 

(Photo: Courtesy of the Center for Black Literature)

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