St. Lucia / 1990
Omeros is an epic poem that loosely echoes Homer’s The Iliad. It is considered to be Walcott’s crowning achievement. Walcott won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992. He is considered one of the premier Caribbean writers. If you’re in for challenge, give this book of a poem a read. Walcott possesses a deft ability to combine stunning imagery with modernism and West Indian history and culture.