Derek Walcott, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in 1930 in St. Lucia, Windward Islands, the West Indies. He graduated from the University of the West Indies, and in 1957 was awarded a fellowship by the Rockefeller Foundation to study the American theater. He is the founder of the Trinidad Theater Workshop, and his plays have been produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and the Negro Ensemble Company. In 1969 he received the Eugene ONeill FoundationWesleyan University Fellowship for playwrights. He has published five books of plays with Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Dream on Monkey Mountain won the Obie Award for distinguished foreign play of 1971. Mr. Walcotts poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, London Magazine, Antaeus, and other periodicals. Mr. Walcotts Collected Poems: 1948- 1984 won the 1986 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry. Derek Walcott has won the Guinness Award for Poetry, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Cholmondeley Prize, the New Statesmans Jock Campbell Award, and the Welsh Arts Council International Writers Prize. In 1981 Mr. Walcott was a recipient of a five-year fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. He is an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Mr. Walcott was awarded the Queens Medal for Poetry in 1988. The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory, his Nobel lecture, was published by FSG in 1992. Mr. Walcott divides his time between his home in St. Lucia and New York. During the academic year he teaches at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.\nBiografia dell’artista: Francesco Clementes oeuvre spans three decades and has achieved international acclaim. Throughout the 1970s he exhibited works that reflected his interest in the contemplative traditions of India, where he lived for several years. In 1981 Clemente moved to New York with his wife and four children. His paintings, drawings, prints and illustrated books were featured in shows at numerous international venues including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1983; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1984; the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1984; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985; the Art Institute of Chicago, 1987; the Fundación Caja, Madrid, 1987; and the Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 1988. Through the 1990s, surveys of his work were exhibited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Royal Academy of the Arts, London; the Pompidou Center, Paris; and the Sezon Museum, Tokyo. In 1999/2000, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Guggenheim Bilbao organized a major retrospective of Clementes work. He has participated in numerous collaborative projects, painting with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, and illuminating poetry by Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, and Rene Ricard. Clemente is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.