Poet and playwright Derek Walcott published his first poem at the age of 14. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Brooks Kraft/Sygma via Getty Images hide caption

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Derek Walcott, Who Wrote Of Caribbean Beauty And Bondage, Dies At 87

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Bob Dylan performs in Chicago in 1978. He is the first American to claim the Nobel Prize in literature since Toni Morrison won in 1993. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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