A note from Kate

in Blog, Derek Walcott, Kate Snodgrass
March 17th, 2017

“The king is going home.” from Omeros by Derek Walcott.

I am heartbroken. For those of us who knew and loved him, Derek’s passing is a milestone in our lives—certainly it is in mine. And for the world, we have lost a needed presence, a gifted poet and playwright, a true literary giant. I try to express it, and words are not enough. For those of you who knew him and loved him, please feel free to contact me (ksnodgra at bu dot edu) or K. Alexa Mavromatis (kamavrom at bu dot edu). We will be happy to have your words on this blog. Sharing our grief allows us to be together, and that is everything in this moment. With warmest regards to you all.