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Selected Bibliography

The Collected Poems of Vernon Watkins (Golgonooza Press, Ipswich,

1986; paperback, 2000). Reissued in 2005, this contains all seven volumes of poetry Watkins himself prepared for publication and three posthumously collected volumes. Vernon Watkins – Selected Verse Translations (Enitharmon Press,

London, 1977). Poems for Dylan (Gomer Press, Llandysul, 2003). Includes most of the poems Watkins wrote for and about Dylan Thomas, his Times obituary of Thomas, and related prose extracts. Edited by Gwen Watkins. Dylan Thomas: Letters to Vernon Watkins (Dent/Faber, London,

1957). Edited with an introduction by Vernon Watkins. David Jones: Letters to Vernon Watkins (University of Wales Press,

Cardiff, 1976). Edited by Ruth Pryor.

About Vernon Watkins Vernon Watkins, 1906–1967 (Faber, London, 1970). Edited by Leslie

Norris. Dylan Thomas: Portrait of a Friend, by Gwen Watkins (Y Lolfa,

Talybont, 2005). Explores the friendship between Vernon Watkins and Dylan Thomas. Defending Ancient Springs, by Kathleen Raine (Golgonooza Press,

Ipswich, 1985). Includes the essay ‘Vernon Watkins and the Bardic Tradition’. The title of this book is taken from a line in Watkins’s poem ‘Art and the Ravens’. Welsh Writing in English, Vol. 8. 2003. Includes ‘Swansea’s Other

Poet: Vernon Watkins and The Threshold between Worlds’ by Rowan Williams. A Bibliographical Guide to Twenty-Four Modern Anglo-Welsh Writers,

John Harris (Cardiff University of Wales Press, 1994). Contains complete Vernon Watkins bibliography up to 1994.


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