In Search of Dylan Thomas


For me, ‘Poem in October’ is a richer experience having been to Laugharne. Reading a poem is like reading a poet and, in turn, everything that has touched him. In this way, the reader and poet converge and something universal sparks between them. 


READ my journal at Zocalo Poets about a trip to Laugharne, Dylan Thomas’ main home-town, in the year of the Dylan Thomas centenary. 

15 Jul 2014 / 1 note

"Poetry is the dark side of the moon. It’s up there, and you can see the front of it. But what it is isn’t what you’re looking at. It’s behind what you’re looking at."

Charles Wright

4 Jul 2014 / 4 notes

Paul Valéry once said poetry is dancing. East India Youth’s video for ‘Dripping Down’, makes something happen inside me, moves me. It’s not quite narrative film, not quite landscape, not quite cityscape. It is its own world. And its waves rustle, move and unsettle the stoniness. Hold on, in particular, until 3:21.

4 Jul 2014 / 0 notes

"Love goes toward love"

Jameson Fitzpatrick, ‘Balcony Scene

26 Jun 2014 / 5 notes

'The pages of a book closed, and a raven took flight.'

August Wilson, ‘Poem For My Grandfather’

23 Jun 2014 / 1 note

"The ball I threw while playing in the park
Has not yet reached the ground."

Dylan Thomas

20 Jun 2014 / 0 notes

Auden’s dream curriculum.

Auden’s dream curriculum.

19 Jun 2014 / 1 note

"We know what we are but know not
what we may be"

Shakespeare, Hamlet

11 Jun 2014 / 23 notes

'Night Mail' is a 1936 documentary film about a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) mail train from London to Scotland, produced by the GPO Film Unit. A poem by English poet W. H. Auden was specially written for it, used in the closing few minutes, as was music by Benjamin Britten.

11 Jun 2014 / 1 note

"A poem can’t take the place of a plum or an apple, but just as a painting can re-create by illusion the dimension it loses by being confined to canvas, so a poem, by its own system of illusions, can set up a rich and apparently living world within its particular limits."

Sylvia Plath

9 Jun 2014 / 2 notes


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7 Jun 2014 / Reblogged from darksilenceinsuburbia with 72 notes

Grizzly Bear - ‘Yet Again’ (David August Remix) - Live from Boiler Room Berlin

7 Jun 2014 / 0 notes

"What are the boundaries between art and life? Between reader and writer, between fantasy and what is real? I need you to help me find out."

Alex Dimitrov, Night Call

6 Jun 2014 / 5 notes

Cumana, Galera, north-west Trinidad.

3 Jun 2014 / 2 notes

"In what dream did I begin with you?
In what dream did I belong with you?
Every grey is edged with yellow,
this spit of narrow land is thrown
open between law and access,
the savage deliveries of sea."

Vahni Capildeo, Utter

28 May 2014 / 8 notes