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Dylan Thomas is one of the most recognisable Welsh names in the United States. He’s best known for his landmark poems such as ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ and ‘Death shall have no dominion’, his play for voices ‘Under Milk Wood’, and classic stories such as ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’.
Born in Swansea in 1914, the legendary poet spent much of his life traveling back and forth between homes in London and Wales, yet to many he will always be associated with New York City. Between 1950 and 1953 Dylan visited New York on four occasions, the last of which culminated with his passing at the age of 39.
On this episode Gideon & Richard are joined by Swansea poet and author, Peter Thabit Jones, for a guided walking tour through Greenwich Village visiting places of significance to Dylan, including a few of his old watering holes. The tour, written by Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas, can be purchased as a self-guided book or accessed through its affiliated app.