Nobel prize winner Derek Walcott has withdrawn from the race to become Oxford's professor of poetry following an anonymous letter campaign.
The campaign saw up to 100 Oxford academics sent photocopied pages from a book detailing a sexual harassment claim made against Walcott by a Harvard student in 1982. The student alleged that Walcott asked her to, "Imagine me making love to you. What would I do? ... Would you make love with me if I asked you?", and claimed that after she turned him down, she was given a C grade in his class.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Derek Walcott Withdraws
From a Guardian Article: