Monday, April 28, 2008

Poesia de San Lucia

I finally, thanks to Washington Post Book World, learned the title of a poem which has eluded me more or less for the last year. I was first blown away by an excerpt, only a stanza I believe, in a collection of essays called Less Than One by Josef Brodsky. It was sans title! More of it appeared as an epigraph in Junot Diaz's amazing book The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Again ohn titel! So without delay it is called...

"The Schooner Flight" and was originally included in Sea Grapes - now well out of print. It can be found in quite in-print anthologies of Mr. Walcott's poetry. If you can't wait go here.

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