November 9, 2018
Today marks 65 years since the death of Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. The mystery of the cause of his death remains unsolved but the consensus is that alcohol played the major part.
Dylan Thomas had celebrated his 39thbirthday 13 days before, on October 27th, 1953.
Although exceedingly short, his professional career brought him the fame (but little fortune) that only a few poets achieve after their deaths and even more rarely during their lifetimes.
Some of his success as a poet can be attributed to his flamboyant personality and some to his appeal to literary bright lights — especially women. But, the bulk of his popularity is a result of the stunning command of his medium — the English language flavored by the lyricism of his Welsh background and his unmistakable knowledge of human experience.
Poet, playwright and storyteller, Dylan found the way to touch our hearts.
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts will host a reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” on December 9th.