St. Lucia native Derek Walcott is the 1992 Nobel Prize winner with a long and successful body of work that includes dozens of books of poetry and twenty plays mostly dealing with life in the Caribbean. An exception to this is his 1997 collaboration with Paul Simon on the Broadway play The Capeman, about the life of a Puerto Rican gang member in New York. I happen to own the CD for that show and remember being struck by the poignancy of the lyrics. But I never paid attention to who the lyricist was. While the show was not a hit, the Paul Simon CD Songs from The Capeman is one I've enjoyed over the years.