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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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"I'm gonna read some new poems, so you can mark the decline." This is how Derek Walcott—poet, playwright, Nobel Laureate—introduced his reading here at the Poetry Center in September of 2007. In April, those new poems were published as White Egrets, Mr. Walcott's fourteenth collection. To mark the occasion, we offer a recording of his reading from the then-unpublished manuscript.

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