‘A biography of Vernon Watkins is long overdue,’ Richard Ramsbotham tells us in his introduction to this self-published book. He notes that his wish ‘to address a wider audience may be said to have prevented the book being published in the only place where there was a genuine, pre-existing interest in it.’ He means, of […]
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Under Milk Wood, A Play for Ears: Endnotes & Reading

DN Thomas provides endnotes and further reading to accompany his piece for NWR 123, 'Under Milk Wood: A Play for Ears'

PUBLISHED ON: 29/04/20

CATEGORY: Notes

These endnotes and reading list accompany David N Thomas’ article, ‘Under Milk Wood, A Play for Ears: David N Thomas reflects on the radio concept of …

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John Ormond’s Organic Mosaic: Poetry, Documentary, Nation

Liz Jones on a book that seeks to profile this mid twentieth century poet's lesser known career as a documentary filmmaker

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Dannie Abse once said of his fellow poet John Ormond, ‘However good his films are, it is primarily as a poet that he needs to be profiled.’ This book …

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Essayism

John Barnie

PUBLISHED ON: 28/09/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

It is easy to recognise an essay when you read one in a magazine or journal, but not so easy to define the essay as a genre. Start thinking about it, …

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All That Is Wales: Collected Essays (Writing Wales in English)

John Barnie

PUBLISHED ON: 28/09/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

To those who live in the windowless House of Theory, Wynn Thomas’ collected essays will seem irredeemably old-fashioned. Here, far from being dead, th …

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Discovering Dylan Thomas

Amy McCauley thoroughly recommends Goodby’s commitment, demonstrated here, to a re-assessment of Thomas’ work, method and ‘process poetic’ celebrating jouissance, hybridity, proliferation and excess

PUBLISHED ON: 31/07/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

As a continuation of John Goodby’s argument for assessing Dylan Thomas’ work through the lens of the ‘process poetic’, this book is ‘more than just a …

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Deaths of the Poets

Chris Moss on whether readers value poets more when they are dead

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Do poets have a special, secret knowledge of death before it strikes them? How much do readers of poetry want their poets to be death-prone (which mig …

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The Poet, The GP, The Publican and a Pig Named Wallis

Adrian Osbourne presents the family GP David Hughes’ memoir of Dylan Thomas

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

It is in the nature of Dylan Thomas that even at this late date, he is still capable of springing surprises on us. The centenary of his birth, 2014, s …

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Letter to Phil Richards, landlord of the Cross House Inn, Laugharne

Dylan Thomas

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Manuscript

Just a very small note, at long, long last. I’ve been meaning every week to write, but always something happened: work, or influenza, or too much bitt …

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Memoir of Dylan Thomas

David Hughes

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Memoir

I met Dylan first when I was asked to look after his wife who was expecting her first baby – they had just come to Laugharne from the Chelsea set in L …

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