Discover Dylan Thomas Poems 2018-03-04T17:44:03+00:00

During Dylan’s short life he wrote hundreds of poems, and though he also wrote humorous short stories, moving broadcasts and his famous play for voices, it was poetry that was his one main love.  He had two periods of his life that were particularly productive, during his teenage years at home in Swansea, and at the end of the Second World War in New Quay.  Dylan’s physical environment played an important role in both the subject of his poems but also in providing him with a quiet and peaceful place to work.  Dylan’s Collected Poems were an amalgamation of his five poetry collections: 18 Poems, Twenty-five Poems, The Map of Love , Deaths and Entrances  and In Country Sleep.  All of these are still in print, among others, in both The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, The New Centenary Edition, edited by John Goodby (2014) and The Dylan Thomas Omnibus, both published by Orion.

Cover images courtesy of Jeff Towns / Dylans Bookstore Collection

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Juvenilia pre 1930

Notebook Poems 1930-1934

18 Poems 1934

Twenty-five Poems 1936

The Map of Love 1939

Deaths and Entrances 1946

In Country Sleep 1952

Collected Poems 1952

Later collected & others

poetry available in print

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, A New Centenary Edition, edited by John Goodby (2014), published by Orion.

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The Dylan Thomas Omnibus (2014), published by Orion.

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The Dylan Thomas Treasury (2014), selected by Walford Davies and published by Orion.

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Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems, published by Orion.

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Dylan Thomas: The Notebook Poems 1930-1934, edited by Ralph Maud (1989).  Currently out of print.

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Dylan Thomas: Reading His Poetry: Complete and Unabridged

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A Dylan Thomas trilogy – Fern Hill, Poem in October and Author’s Prologue

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In My Craft or Sullen Art, Selected Stories and Poems

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Fern Hill and Other Dylan Thomas

Performed by Guy Masterson

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