I don’t read nearly enough poetry, so lately it’s only when a poet passes that I become aware of just what I’ve been missing. Reading the obit for Derek Walcott, however, makes it clear that I need to find time to read more. To wit:
LATEST UPDATE: After some consultation among Typospherians, Mr. Walcott’s typewriter has been confirmed to be a Montgomery Ward Escort 350 from the early 1970s, based on Ted Munk‘s identification. According to Ted and other cognoscenti, this machine is based on the Brother JP-7. Here’s a photo of a similar model from Ted’s collection, the Escort 550:
And here’s Ted, posing with his Escort 550 typewriter in homage to Derek Walcott at my request:
If anyone finds other pics, let me know and I’ll add them to this post.
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