Derek Walcott: Collected Poems

Awards and honours

  • 1969 Cholmondeley Award
  • 1971 Obie Award for Best Foreign Play (for Dream on Monkey Mountain)
  • 1972 Officer of the Order of the British Empire[12]
  • 1981 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship ("genius award")
  • 1988 Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry
  • 1990 Arts Council of Wales International Writers Prize
  • 1990 W. H. Smith Literary Award (for poetry Omeros)
  • 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • 2004 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement[13]
  • 2008 Honorary doctorate from the University of Essex
  • 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize (for poetry collection White Egrets)[5]
  • 2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (for White Egrets)
  • 2015 Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award

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