Aeronwy Thomas and Peter Thabit Jones to Present a Dylan Thomas Tribute

Aeronwy Thomas
Aeronwy Thomas

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Welsh poets Aeronwy Thomas (daughter of Dylan Thomas) and Peter Thabit Jones will read from their work and the works of Dylan Thomas in the Shambaugh House at the University of Iowa on Monday, April 28 at 7 pm.

A noted poet in her own right, Aeronwy Thomas, the second child of Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin, is a writer, teacher and performer. She is known worldwide as an ambassador for her father’s work, and is president of the Dylan Thomas Society, Swansea. Her poetry and prose have been published widely, spanning 30 years of literary activity. Read more... Peter Thabit Jones is the author of six collections of poetry and one of short stories, among them The Lizard Catchers, nominated for the 2007 Welsh Book of the Year award, and The Newspaper Birds, a bilingual Romanian/English collection. His work has appeared in books from publishers including Penguin, Simon and Schuster, Oxford University Press, and Titul Publishers/British Council (Russia).

Currently on an international tour, Thomas and Jones have given readings at the New York Public Library, Wellesley College, City College of New York, The National Arts Club of Manhattan, Northern Michigan University, Chicago Poetry Society, as well as other locations.