Who’s that Dylan? A Quiz for International Dylan Thomas Day

By | 2019-05-14T13:01:34+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Guest Blog|

  How many of these actors who've portrayed Dylan Thomas on stage and screen can you name? If you need a clue, here are some details about their performances. This theatrical knight won an Emmy for his portrayal of Dylan in the Broadway production of Sidney Michaels' play 'Dylan'. This Game of Thrones actor toured [...]

Winter 2018/2019 News Round-up: Guest Blog from Dylan Thomas News

By | 2019-02-19T15:35:00+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Guest Blog|

Thanks to www.dylanthomasnews for sharing their latest news round-up. Welcome to the winter 2018/2019 Dylan Thomas news round-up. Fern Hill Memorial Stone © Geoff Haden / Dylan Thomas Society The newly restored Dylan Thomas memorial stone in Cwmdonkin Park was unveiled by artist Glenys Cour on November 9th, the 65th anniversary of Dylan’s death. The stone, which is inscribed [...]

New Quay: Quite Early One Morning, 1891, a guest blog unearthed from the archives by David N Thomas

By | 2019-01-23T12:21:23+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Guest Blog|

Quite Early One Morning, 1891 A beautiful morning greeted me as I awoke from my first night's slumber at New Quay and, as I gazed out of my bedroom window at the hills around, smiling in their summer garments of green like a fresh young maiden decked in holiday attire, I began to feel a [...]

Fasting for a Dead Poet: The Death of Dylan Thomas

By | 2018-10-30T16:08:51+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Guest Blog|

November 9th 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Dylan Thomas. His death, in New York, at the age of 39, led to an outpouring of tributes from around the world, some of which we share with you here. ¶I was working in my room at Yale when a student came in, weeping [...]

Summer 2018 News Round-up: Guest Blog from Dylan Thomas News

By | 2018-09-04T10:01:18+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Guest Blog|

Thanks to www.dylanthomasnews for sharing their latest news round-up. Welcome to the summer 2018 Dylan Thomas news round-up. Portrait purchased by National Portrait Gallery   Detail (Dylan Thomas by Augustus John) The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a portrait of the young Dylan Thomas by Augustus John. The painting, one of two portraits of Dylan completed by [...]

Why novelists should read (and write) poetry.* Guest blog by Toni Fuhrman

By | 2018-08-28T10:31:42+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Guest Blog|

For a long period of my adult life, I paid little attention to poetry. Yes, it was a part of my growing up. My father loved to read and recite poetry. Yes, I studied it in college and grad school, as my degrees were in English literature. Yes, I taught English composition; therefore, I read [...]

A Third Dwelling on the Road to Llareggub. Guest blog by David N Thomas

By | 2018-08-10T15:35:35+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Guest Blog|

Dylan Thomas’ Lancashire Loves: Tripe and Onions and T. Thompson I recently received an email from a pianist in Illinois, who was researching her family tree, having being told she might be related to Dylan Thomas. Her great-grandparents had come from Carmarthenshire but her grandmother had been born in Liverpool, so she wanted to know [...]

Two Dwellings on the Road to Llareggub. Guest blog by David N. Thomas

By | 2018-06-11T10:01:11+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Guest Blog|

First Dwelling: From Lady Cholmondeley to Jack the Donkeyman It was several months before I heard from Dai Cwc again. He chided me for ending my last blog in such a tantalising way. Who was this ‘distinguished son’ of Wales? Where exactly was his country home? And what did he or it have to do [...]

My Son Dylan: Florence Thomas in conversation with Colin Edwards

By | 2018-04-30T08:40:21+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Guest Blog|

As we have just passed the birthday on April 28 of Dylan’s mother, Florence, it’s timely to wonder just what she made of her famous son. In July 1958, she invited the radio journalist, Colin Edwards, to travel to Laugharne to take tea with her. She encouraged Edwards to write about the “real Dylan, the [...]