Derek Walcott

The Nobel Prize-winning writer was celebrated for the powerful and evocative poetry he wrote about his native Caribbean.
Psychologists might take a lesson from the writer Teju Cole, whose review of a new edition of Walcott's poems presents a succinct description of Walcott as an experimental poet, interested above all in making art based on perception -- the way things look.
AWP can deliver on some of its promises. If you can keep calm and carry on, if you can acknowledge the hysteria without becoming hysterical yourself, if you can avoid eye-contact with the thousands, yet have conversations with the few, AWP can be magical.
What is it about certain best friendships that connects us with the essential, enabling communication to traverse time and space?
Here, in descending order, are the best selling books of contemporary poetry published in 2010.