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(wôl′kŏt′, wŏl′-), Derek Alton 1930-2017.
West Indian poet and playwright who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for literature. His work includes Another Life (1973) and the epic poem Omeros (1990).
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1. (Biography) Derek (Alton). born 1930, St Lucian poet and playwright, whose works include the poetry collections In a Green Night (1962) and The Bounty (1997), the play The Dream on Monkey Mountain (1967), and the long poem Omeros (1990): Nobel prize for literature 1992
2. (Biography) Jersey Joe, real name Arnold Raymond Cream. 1914–94, US boxer: world heavyweight champion 1951–52
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(ˈwɔl kət)
Derek, born 1930, West Indian poet and playwright: Nobel prize 1992.
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