W&N Works by Individual Poets: From c. 1900 HB April £18.99 416pp 978 0 297 86569 8 eBook: £18.99 / 978 0 297 86570 4
• The centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth will be marked by a new performace of Under Milk Wood and a drama about the poet from the BBC, and a Channel 4 documentary featuring Rhys Ifans. • The life of the poet will also be celebrated through a new touring production, an app from the Touch Press and a major London event.
DYLAN THOMAS The Complete Poems of Dylan Thomas Edited by John Goodby
A groundbreaking edition of Dylan Thomas’s collected poetry published to coincide with the centenary of the poet's birth. Most famous for Under Milk Wood and his poems ‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’ and ‘Death Shall have no Dominion’, Dylan Thomas was a hugely colourful and poet whose iconic work was greatly admired by contemporaries such as Edith Sitwell and Sylvia Plath. He published well over 380 poems and wrotte 50 journal-published poems, pastiches, poems from letters and of course the classic Under Milk Wood, which was originally written as a radio play. This new edition of the author’s poems, published to coincide with the centenary of his birth, looks at his body of work in a new light, including material that was previously overlooked or excluded from collections, as well as bringing to bear advances in critical theory. Most importantly it emphasises how accessible and immediate his work was, demonstrating its relevance to a contemporary audience. Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea on 27 October 1914. Not only a poet, he wrote short stories, film scripts, features and radio plays, the most famous being Under Milk Wood. On 9 November 1953, shortly after his thirty-ninth birthday, he collapsed and died in New York. John Goodby is a Swansea-based scholar who has written extensive papers on Dylan Thomas, as well as giving lecture tours, and appearing on BBC radio.
www.dylanthomas.com John Goodby Location: Swansea Available for Interview
W&N Fiction • April 2014