Singing Light: Sound-texturing in the Poetry of Dylan Thomas

A Talk by Peter Thabit Jones, Friday 9th February 2024 at 7pm

Dylan Thomas was an obsessive craftsman when it came to the writing of his poems. He would use many of the devices available to a poet, including some of those used by Welsh-language poets, to achieve ‘the colour of saying’, the musicality within a poem.

Peter Thabit Jones will consider some of the devices integrated into Thomas’s poetry and his use of the poetic form known as the villanelle.

Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones has authored sixteen books, including the Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village, New York (co-authored with Aeronwy Thomas). He has participated in festivals and conferences in America and Europe and has been an annual writer-in-residence in Big Sur, California, since 2010. A recipient of many awards, including the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry (The Society of Authors, London) and the Homer: European Medal of Poetry and Art, two of his dramas for the stage have premiered in America and in Wales. His opera libretti for Luxembourg composer Albena Petrovic Vratchanska have premiered at the Philarmonie Luxembourg, the National Opera House Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, and Theatre National Du Luxembourg. World of Dreams, a new opera, premiered at the Sofia Opera and Ballet Theatre, Bulgaria, in June 2023.

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