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TS Eliot prize: A few regrets about egrets

By Toby Lloyd  

Walcott's collection scooped top prize at last night's TS Eliot Prize awards ceremony—but was it right to honour such an established writer?

Last night Derek Walcott, previous winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, was awarded this year’s T. S. Eliot prize for the best collection of poetry published in the UK or Ireland. Walcott’s winning book, White Egrets, tackles the big themes: art, world politics, personal loss. Walcott’s assurance comes through with every topic he turns his pen to, in one poem raging at the literary giant…

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