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Caribbean Poetry

Derek Walcott. (Photograph by Danielle Devaux, Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

A Voice at the Edge of the Sea

Joseph Brodsky—the Joseph addressed in the epigraph—once said that when you hear Derek Walcott’s voice, “the world unravels.” It is a voice concomitant with the sea, and by connection, history.