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Welcome to “Lines of Thinking," a monthly feature from College President Tom Manley. Each installment will feature a poem selected for its powers to transport us to some higher, lower or common ground, and, possibly in the process, provide fresh perspective and insight on the ground we occupy daily.   The death of poet-playwright Derek Walcott in March brought me up short. He was 87 and a Nobel Prize laureate who continued to produce luminous work into his last years. Yet what struck me immediately when I read he...

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