Guest Blog: Under The Raging Moon (One Night with Dylan Thomas in Greenwich Village) by Peter Thabit Jones

By |2022-09-06T15:45:24+01:00September 6th, 2022|Guest Blog|

We are delighted to welcome a guest blog from poet Peter Thabit Jones talking about his new book, Under The Raging Moon (One Night with Dylan Thomas in Greenwich Village, New York) W. B. Yeats, of course, said “the poet never speaks directly as to someone at the breakfast table, there is always a [...]

Guest Blog: America, Aeronwy, & Me by Peter Thabit Jones

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00December 9th, 2019|Guest Blog|

AMERICA, AERONWY, AND ME / DYLAN THOMAS TRIBUTE TOUR America, Aeronwy, and Me is a commemorative book of my tour with Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas, in 2008, when we embarked on the Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour of America for a busy six weeks of events. The tour involved a lot of travelling [...]

Fasting for a Dead Poet: The Death of Dylan Thomas

By |2018-10-30T16:08:51+00:00October 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 [...]

Upcoming Dylan Thomas Events in Autumn

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s September and the school holidays are finished, August bank holiday is over and it’s time to go back to work but there are still things to look forward to if you are a Dylan Thomas fan.  Below is a list up upcoming events you can enjoy in the next few months. A Child’s Christmas [...]

What is happening on International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th

By |2020-04-08T12:16:50+01:00April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The enthusiasm for International Dylan Thomas Day (Dylan Day for short) on May 14th continues to be strong and I've been energised to work hard and keep the date prominent on the annual literary calendar.   I have, once again, seen the passion and love there still is for my grandfather's work and places. We [...]

International Dylan Thomas Day 2018: Let’s come together, celebrate Dylan Thomas’s achievements and love the words.

By |2020-04-08T12:16:50+01:00February 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

“I should say I wanted to write poetry in the beginning because I had fallen in love with words. The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes and before I could read them for myself I had come to love the words of them. The words alone. What the words stood for was of a [...]

Dominion: A film reimagining the last days of the poet and writer Dylan Thomas

By |2020-04-08T12:16:50+01:00November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  You may have seen the above article recently that was shared on our social media pages. The drama ‘Dominion’, that was filmed over three years ago, will finally be shown on the big screen. Initially, I was excited to hear the news and was looking forward to watching the film at long last. However, [...]

Life After Dylan: Why there are still so many unanswered questions

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Today, as I write this, I am 39 years old and thirteen days (Yes, I hear your loud gasp of, “Wow, doesn’t she look good for her age!” Come on indulge me.) and this may not seem significant to many of you. However, it is for me as, one or two of you might realise, [...]

“I’m Just a Voice on Wheels”: Did the expectations to be the ‘great poet’ lead to the early death of Dylan Thomas?

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In a follow up to my blog - Like Eggs Laid By Tigers: How Dylan Thomas's Language Filled Early Years Shaped his Poetry - below is a biography of Dylan's later life from 1939 until his death in November 1953. Dylan Thomas’s life – 1939-1953 By 1939, Dylan had become a father for the first time and [...]

The death of Dylan Thomas: a murky trail of neglect

By |2020-04-08T12:16:52+01:00November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

“I’ve had eighteen straight whiskies – I think that’s a record!” said Dylan Thomas to his young and attractive lover Liz Reitell just before collapsing into a fatal coma following a mammoth drinking session in his favourite New York bar. Sounds good doesn’t it? Just the way the first rock and roll poet should go. [...]