From Publishers Weekly
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I can say this is one of the most impressive books I had ever read.
Thus, Mr. Walcott succeeds in what may be deemed the most vital function of a poet: his originality lights new vistas and suggests "another way to see."
The lyrical quality of the poem is exquisite, and the trauma in the poem troubling.
Stunning. I have only reached the half-way point in this beautiful book written entirely in poetry, iambic pentameter for the most part, I am reading it slowly, as I think poetry... Read morePublished 5 months ago by email@example.com
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 11 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 12 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 13 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 23 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 23 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 on October 18, 2012 by Kristin W.