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‘Starlight Order’: from Y Gododdin to In Parenthesis

FANS of Now the Hero, the war drama played out in the streets and buildings of Swansea last week can get a taste of more epic war drama next month. October 4 is National Poetry Day and to help celebrate

Anne-Marie Fyfe returns to the Dylan Thomas Centre

IRISH poet and author Anne-Marie Fyfe is heading back to Swansea this weekend to share the insights of a career in creative writing at the city’s Dylan Thomas Centre as part of Swansea Council’s literature programme. Anne-Marie, who has written

Poem of the Month: ‘And death shall have no dominion’

‘Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.’ I remember the first time I came to the Dylan Thomas Centre: I purchased a CD of Richard Burton reading Dylan Thomas poems and sat in the

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The 2018 Terry Hetherington Award

We had a fantastic night at the Dylan Thomas Centre to celebrate the achievements of the winners of this year’s Terry Hetherington Award. The function room was packed with readers, friends and family, all eager to hear the latest in

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Terry Hetherington Award 2018

In just over a couple of weeks’ time, we’ll be celebrating the creativity, originality and achievements of some of the most talented young writers in Wales. The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award was established in 2009, in memory of the

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New Writing Workshops for Swansea’s Asylum Seekers and Refugees

With thanks to funding from the Welsh Refugee Council, we are thrilled to announce that from Monday 4 June, we will be once again hosting the award-winning poet, dramatist and novelist Eric Ngalle Charles, at the Dylan Thomas Centre. Originating

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Dylan’s Travels

Our theme for our May half term activities is Dylan’s Travels. Although Dylan spent much of his life living and writing in Wales, he travelled across the UK for poetry performances, broadcasts and other engagements. He spent a summer in

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Dylan and Stravinsky: A Missed Masterpiece?

Did you know that before he died, Dylan Thomas met with the great Igor Stravinsky to discuss collaborating on a “musical theatrical work”? This never happened because Dylan’s sudden, untimely death interfered with their plans, but I was intrigued by

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Understanding Poetry for Beginners

For anyone who struggles to understand poetry, the Open Guide to Literature on Dylan Thomas by Walford Davies is a good place to start. I have been a fan of Dylan Thomas’ works for as long as I can remember,

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Poem of the Month: ‘A Dream of Winter’

‘Very often on winter nights the halfshaped moonlight sees Men through a window of leaves and lashes marking gliding Into the grave an owl-tongued childhood of birds and cold trees,’ ‘A Dream of Winter’, from Dylan Thomas: Collected Poems (2014)

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