Project Description

Poetry Book Club: Dylan Thomas, Lambeth North Station, London

  • Date:

    Tuesday September 3rd

  • Lambeth North Station
    110 Westminster Bridge Rd
    SE1 7XG

  • The Poetry Book Club take on Dylan Thomas

    Dylan Thomas (1914 – 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer, becoming famous in his lifetime and still to this day for his inventive and ingenious fluidity and use of words. He seems to have encouraged a view of himself as a “roistering, drunken and doomed poet”.

    “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

    So come and join a lively, interesting reading and discussion of his poetry in a chilled out, dinner-party-like setting. We always have a fun time of it 🙂

    We’ll be focusing on these following poems (all easily available online), but feel free to include and consider anything else by him you wish:

    -Fern Hill
    -Clown in the Moon
    -And Death shall have no Dominion
    -In My Craft or Sullen Art
    -Do not go gentle into that good night
    -Under Milk Wood

    For Under Milk Wood, as it is a whole play, we’ll just be reading the opening few pages together.

    Some of his poems you can find here, along with a biography:

    Looking forward to meeting you there!

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