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WALKING WITH DYLAN THOMAS
FEATURING PETER THABIT JONES | POET AND EDITOR OF THE SEVENTH QUARRY
Mid-Manhattan Library | 40th Street and 5th Avenue | New York, NY 1006 | May 27th, 2009 | 6:30 pm
With OTHER INTERNATIONAL POETS and TRANSLATORS:
Peter Thabit Jones returns to New York to lecture on his newly authored Walking Guide of Dylan Thomas’s Greenwich Village. In a multimedia presentation, Mr. Jones will review the history of ten areas in the Village where Dylan Thomas visited in his four visits to New York in the 1950’s. A number of international known poets and translators have come to add a multilingual perspective to the program with recalled contacts with DylanThomas and readings of translations and originally inspired work. Mr. Jones will also read from his own poetry.
About: Peter Thabit Jones, born in Swansea, Wales, is the author of eight poetry collections and one book of short stories. His work has appeared in many periodicals and anthologies in the UK, USA, India, Romania, Russia, and Serbia. His first books published by an American publisher are The Lizard Catchers (CCC, 2006) and a shared chapbook with American poet Vince Clemente, Bridging the Waters: Swansea to Sag Harbor (CCC, 2008). Mr. Jones is also the founder and editor of The Seventh Quarry , a poetry magazine with an international perspective, which received the 2006 Annual Purple Patch UK Small Press Award. His poetry, which has been translated into a dozen languages, has been broadcast on British and American television. He is the recipient of several awards for his work, including (in London) the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry, The Society of Authors Award, The Royal Literary Fund Award, and an Arts Council of Wales Award, and he has been a prize winner in international poetry competitions. Last spring, he toured America with Aeronwy Thomas, Dylan’s daughter, for six weeks, March-May 2008, giving readings and workshops from New York to California, organized by his New York publisher. He has written (with Aeronwy Thomas) the first-ever Walking Guide Of Dylan Thomas’s Greenwich Village, New York (2008) for the Wales International Center, New York.
This program is co-sponsored by Stanley H. Barkan, publisher of Cross- Cultural Communications.
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