Remembering Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas, famous Welsh poet, was born on this day (Oct. 27) in 1914. He died on Nov. 9, 1953. He’s probably best remembered for “Do not go Gentle into that Good Night,” which was written for his father.

You can read and hear the poem at the web site of the Academy of American Poets. You can search there for other poets and read or listen to selected works. The site also offers a poem a day.

cover of Dylan bookAndersen Library has works by and about Dylan Thomas. Search HALCat, the Harold Andersen Library Catalog, to find titles such as The poems of Dylan Thomas (3rd-floor Main Collection, PR6039 .H52 A17 1971), Portrait of the artist as a young dog (3rd-floor Main Collection, PR6039.H52 Z5 1968), and a biography of Thomas: Dylan Thomas: A new life (3rd-floor Main Collection, PR6039.H52 Z763 2004).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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1 Response to Remembering Dylan Thomas

  1. Sara says:

    That poem for his father always seems appropriate for fall, with the line Rage, rage against the dying of the light! I think about how much earlier the light dies every day at this time.

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