From 'Homecoming: Anse La Raye' (1970). Whatever else we learned at school, like solemn Afro-Greeks eager for grades, of Helen and the shades of borrowed ancestors, there are no rites for those who have returned, only, when her looms fade... The 1992 Nobel Laureate in Literature Derek Walcott reads his poem 'Sea Grapes' from "Collected Poems 1948-1984".
Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).