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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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New workshops for the wider community

Over the last few months we have extended our learning and outreach programme to reach Swansea’s community of asylum seekers and refugees. Led by the poet, dramatist and novelist, Eric Ngalle Charles, these workshops have explored the ways in which

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Rapture at Christmas

This has to be my favourite season… and not only because Christmas is coming. It’s that time of year when we welcome our annual guests, recent National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke, and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. On the

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A favourite Dylan Thomas poem

‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees Is my destroyer. And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose My youth is bent by the same wintry

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The Terry Hetherington Award for Young Writers

On 24th June the Dylan Thomas Centre hosts the eighth annual Terry Hetherington Award for Welsh or Wales-based writers under 30. The prizes will be awarded, and entrants will read from their work, as we celebrate a new generation of

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The Dylan Thomas City Centre Trail

Dylan Thomas famously described Swansea as an ‘ugly, lovely town, (or so it was, and is, to me)’. Despite the devastating effects of the Three Nights Blitz in 1941, much of Dylan’s Swansea is still recognisable. Our new Dylan Thomas

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Dylan and Shakespeare

April 23 this year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, it also marks the 452nd anniversary of the bard’s birth. Dylan Thomas’ love of Shakespeare began from a young age, and continued throughout his life. ‘When

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Dylan’s ‘missing’ poem ‘A Dream of Winter’ sparks debate

It seems that Dylan Thomas’ forgotten poem ‘A Dream of Winter’ is creating quite a stir. In a recent Wales Online article doubt has been cast as to whether the poem, recited by actor Celyn Jones (who played Dylan Thomas in

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