‘Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration’ is a unique collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet’s life and work one hundred years after his birth in 1914.
The book is divided into three parts concerning Thomas’s early years, later life and his lasting legacy. Hannah Ellis granddaughter of Dylan introduces each section by certain theme; she is the editor of the title.
Highlights include essays from noted biographers Andrew Lycett and David N. Thomas, National Poet for Wales Gillian Clarke on ‘Under Milk Wood’, and poetry by Archbishop Emeritus Rowan Williams.
The essays written by poet Owen Sheers and BBC Radio 6 presenter Cerys Matthews, as well as numerous testimonies and poems from the likes of former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, Phillip Pullman and actor Michael Sheen make this title a must read.
With a foreword by comedian and former Monty Python Terry Jones, ‘Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration’ is a personal account on the lasting legacy of Britain’s greatest poet.