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Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
Brilliant Welsh poet and writer who gained a cult following for the passion and love of life infused in his poetry and prose. His first book of poetry, "Eighteen Poems", was published in 1934. It was hailed by critics and fascinated the public with its swings of moods and tone as Thomas focused on the subjects that obsessed him: death, religion, sex and the love of language itself.

A collection of stories from his early years, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog", was published in 1940. Another collection followed in 1955 under the title "Adventures in the Skin Trade".

Thomas became famous in America and England by touring and giving public readings of his works. His legendary drinking and rocky relationship with his wife, Caitlin, added to his reputation. He died of pneumonia while on tour in America.

Texts online
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Fern Hill
In My Craft or Sullen Art
Poem in October

Dylan Thomas Festival


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