Book Review: Collected Poems

Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas

Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas (New York: New Directions, 2010; originally published in 1953. 240 pp) The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) compiled his Collected Poems as the capstone of his career to date, but died tragically before its publication. The collection has become the standard volume of the poet’s work. Thomas influenced countless artists such as Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Annie Clark (her stage name, St. Vincent, is the name of the hospital where Thomas died). Taking Time to Experience the Known Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I feel as if I know Mt. Si. An iconic rock formation in the Cascade foothills, it is an easily identified landmark signifying entrance into the mountains through Interstate 90…. Read More →