Illustration for Derek Walcott’s “Map of the New World” | Bob Shepherd

Copyright 2006. Robert D. Shepherd. All rights reserved.

This illustration appeared with Walcott’s poem in a book on African-American literature, music, and art for which I served as editor-in-chief. The book, Grace Abounding, can be found here:

For other artwork by Bob Shepherd (and essays about the nonliterary arts, go here: