Dylan Thomas: A Poet’s Guide

Dylan Thomas: A Poet’s Guide

The poet Dylan Thomas is famous the world over. But often it’s for tales of his tempestuous life rather than for what he wrote. Now Welsh poet Owen Sheers looks at what started all the fuss: the words on the page. Homing in on Thomas’ major poems, Sheers leads viewers through the story of what inspired them, how they were written, and what they mean. He visits the places where they were forged: from suburban Swansea to war-torn London, from the rural splendour of west Wales to the heady whirl of New York City. With a poet’s ear for language, Sheers analyses worksheets, unpacks lines and asks just how good these poems really are. Fellow poets Paul Muldoon, Andrew Motion, Simon Armitage and Clare Pollard share their insights and enthusiasm.

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