Adopted name of Arnold Cream (1914-1994) US boxer who won the world heavyweight championship 1951, at the age of 37. He won the championship at his fifth attempt, successfully defeating Ezzard Charles, and subsequently lost his title in an epic 13-round fight against a young Rocky Marciano, a defeat which effectively ended his boxing career.
Walcott went on to become a boxing referee, and refereed several world title fights.
(1930-) St Lucian poet and playwright. His work fuses Caribbean and European, classical and contemporary elements, and deals with the divisions within colonial society and his own search for cultural identity. His works include the long poem Omeros 1990, and his adaptation for the stage of Homer’s Odyssey 1992; his Collected Poems were published 1986. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1992.
Walcott was educated at the University of the West Indies. He has taught writing at the universities of Columbia, Yale, and Harvard. He contributed greatly to the development of an indigenous West Indian theater, and for 25 years ran a theater in Trinidad. Other plays include Dream on Monkey Mountain 1970, O Babylon! 1978, and Remembrance 1980.
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