Walcott Will Be U. of Alberta’s Distinguished Scholar

“The Canadian university was clear that it had not reconsidered its decision to appoint [Derek] Walcott to the role, despite making it shortly before claims of sexual harassment against the Caribbean poet were publicised during the elections for the Oxford professor of poetry. The three-year term will see Walcott spending six weeks a year teaching intensive poetry and playwriting courses and mentoring both staff and students.”