Edward Baugh was born in Jamaica in 1936. Growing up in Port Antonio, he witnessed the unusual sight of his small hometown being taken over by the Hollywood actor Errol Flynn, whose private yacht was anchored in the bay. A Commonwealth Scholarship later took him to Manchester University, where he gained his PhD. He edited Derek Walcott’s Selected Poems (2007); a monograph, Derek Walcott, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2007, and reissued in 2012. Edward taught at the University of the West Indies for over thirty years, and has held various visiting posts in the UK and the US.