Collection Connections: The Voices of Dylan Thomas
‘Through throats where many rivers meet’
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Thursday, May 27, 10:30 p.m. BST (4:30 p.m. CST) – Online
The roots and routes of the poetic voices of Dylan Thomas, best known for Under Milk Wood and “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” will be explored in this transatlantic dialogue between Professor Daniel G. Williams of Swansea University and Professor Kurt Heinzelman of the University of Texas at Austin. Collections exploring the life and work of Thomas are found at the two institutions, and this conversation will explore Thomas’s poetic style, including the impact of reading and performance. What effect did Thomas’ ‘Welshness’ have on his appeal in the United States? Judge for yourself after hearing our guests play two very different readings of “In My Craft of Sullen Art” and discuss this iconic poet who spoke of universal themes from his particular native place.
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Image left: Pages from the notebook, showing an early version of “Altarwise by Owl light” © Swansea University
Image right: Unidentified photographer, press photo of a rehearsal at Swansea Little Theatre, undated. Dylan Thomas Collection, PH-02774, Harry Ransom Center