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Derek Walcott discusses poetry and his play "Dream on Monkey Mountain"

BROADCAST: Apr. 11, 1972 | DURATION: 00:52:29


Colonial West Indies & Caribbean poet Derek Walcott talks about the traditions of poetry not purely being just the written words. Poetry, says Walcott, is also oral poetry that's found in folk songs, folk tales and calypso music. Walcott's play, "Dream on Monkey Mountain" is about Makak, an old hermit who lived on Monkey Mountain his whole life, and was now being kicked off the mountain.