Our lives in their words: These are the 10 best black poets of the 20th Century

Nii Ntreh Oct 10, 2019 at 01:30pm

October 10, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

October 10, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

Derek Walcott. Photo Credit: Vox.com

Derek Walcott

Saint Lucian poet Derek Walcott received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992. He was also an academic who taught writing in some of the most prestigious universities.

Walcott was particularly excellent with preaching his spirituality through his poetry. Themes such as benediction and transcendentalism are abundant in Walcott’s poems.

His magnum opus was Omeros, for which he gained worldwide recognition.

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