Love the Words Anthology for International Dylan Thomas Day 2021

By |2021-05-14T06:27:44+01:00May 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We’re proud and pleased to share with you the ‘winners’ of the 2021 Love the Words poetry competition. This year, we decided to forego the competition element in favour of a grand and global poetry share, which means that everyone was a winner! We’ve included as many poems as we can, and for those who [...]

Shut, too, in a tower of words: Publishing the Fifth Notebook of Dylan Thomas

By |2021-05-03T09:45:19+01:00May 2nd, 2021|Guest Blog|

The Dylan Thomas notebook, on display at the Council Chamber in the Abbey at Swansea University in May 2015. © James Davies In 2014, the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’s birth in Swansea, a previously unknown notebook of his poetry came up for sale at auction. Handwritten by Thomas in his distinctive, and [...]

From Dylan’s Great Poem to Love the Words: a message from the organisers

By |2021-03-19T07:28:10+00:00March 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

by Mab Jones For the sixth year running, we’re delighted to again be offering a poetry writing competition to celebrate International Dylan Thomas day. This element of the celebration began with the Day when it was coordinated by Literature Wales, and by myself, in its second and third year. In the beginning, it was [...]

Oh Make Me A Mask : Dylan Thomas in 2020

By |2021-02-02T14:36:42+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

A look back at the news and developments of 2020 in the world of Dylan Thomas and his legacy. Courtesy of © Benjamin Harvey January 2020 The long-list for the 2020 International Dylan Thomas Prize was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India. The list was described as “a rich, international collection of young, experimental writers [...]

Love the Words 2020: Competition Results and Judges’ Comments

By |2020-05-14T07:49:57+01:00May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A huge thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Love the Words international poetry competition. As in previous years, there were many entries - just over 200 in total - from all ages around the world. We were pleased to read poems from the UK, US, Italy, India, Nigeria, Malta, the Philippines, Canada, [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-08T12:16:49+01:00September 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 [...]