The Poems of Dylan Thomas

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6.5 X 1.6 X 9.5 inches | 2.03 pounds

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About the Author

Dylan Thomas, born in Swansea in 1914, is perhaps Wales' best-known writer, widely considered to be one of the major poets of the 20th century: many of his greatest poems, such as "Fern Hill" and "'Do not go gentle into that good night"' are beloved and widely studied. As well as poetry, Dylan Thomas wrote numerous short stories and scripts for film and radio-none more popular than his radio play Under Milk Wood. He led a fascinating and tempestuous life, which ended all too soon in 1953 when he collapsed and died in New York City shortly after his 39th birthday.

John Goodby is a critic, poet, translator, and the director of the Dylan Thomas Research Project at Swansea University.


Thomas meant much to me and my generation, he is still singing in his chains like the sea--a force driving the flowers.--Seamus Heaney
As I wrote fifty years ago, there is no one like Dylan Thomas in poetry today.--Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A beautiful addition to any library. One of the 20th century's greatest poets.--Brazos Bookstore
Dylan Thomas blistered and jolted readers thanks to an infatuation with words that became voracious love. It is impossible to overstate the invigorating influence of his work and the tragedy of his early death. John Goodby, a Thomas scholar at the University of Swansea, provides a nimble introduction to the poet and the man.-- (12/08/2017)