Not a collection of poetry, but an epic novel in verse. It must take some confidence, on the part of an author, to write consciously in the tradition of Homer, Virgil, Dante and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. Mark A. Patton
This epic poem is a wonder, and should be considered a masterpiece. It is so layered and thoughtful, dreamlike and emotional, it was hard to put down. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Henley
Omeros was undoubtedly an instrumental step as Walcott became the first Caribbean author to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ray Zimmerman
I also own Walcott's Collected Poems from 1984. But Omeros is better and more ambitious than anything in that volume. And it's extremely ambitious. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Cohen
Walcott grew up in St Lucia and I grew up in Jamaica, but every line brought back "memories". Read morePublished 17 months ago by DianaH54
We were subjected to this work my freshman year of university. The same university that the author graduated from. This work unfortunately supplanted T.S. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kristin W.
Mr.Walcott is essentially a poet of nature, magnificent in description. He has here, with, I believe, substantial success, attempted to write an epic of the Caribbean. Read morePublished 23 months ago by michaely
Published in 1990, OMEROS is a poem by expatriate Caribbean poet Derek Walcott about his native island of St. Lucia and, by extension, postcolonial locations everywhere. Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by Christopher Culver