Drawings and doodles by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas now digitized

By |2021-05-14T07:12:46+01:00May 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Drawings and doodles by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas now digitized By Jim Kuhn, Harry Ransom Center Dylan Thomas, “Dear Sir [illegible]” [self-portrait], ca. 1942. Pencil on paper, 25.4 x 20.3 cm. Dylan Thomas Art Collection (AR-00273), 68.6.8, Harry Ransom Center. © The Dylan Thomas Trust The Dylan Thomas Collection at the Harry Ransom [...]

Dylans Bookstore, Swansea University and Dylan Thomas

By |2021-05-10T15:20:08+01:00May 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

DYLANS BOOKSTORE, SWANSEA UNIVERSITY AND DYLAN THOMAS Jeff Towns and Dylan Thomas; exhibition at Swansea University, May 2015. Fifty years ago, I settled in Swansea from London via college in Cardiff, got married and opened a used bookstore. The city of Swansea and Swansea University played an important part in its development. Back then I was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]