American novelist, poet and essayist Patricia Lockwood has won the £20,000 Swansea University Dylan Thomas prize for her “searingly witty and innovative take on modern day internet culture”. The prize, awarded to Lockwood for her debut novel No One Is Talking About This, is awarded to an...
Just up the road from the poet’s austere grave, I found an upmarket tourist development bearing his name. It feels so wrong
Fort Morgan Times
OGDEN, Utah — It was a bittersweet finale for the University of Northern Colorado football team as it closed its season on Saturday. UNC (3-8, 2-6 Big Sky) dropped its final game to Weber State (6-5, 5-3 Big Sky) on the road, 48-17. The Bears had a particularly strong second quarter, scoring twice, but they couldn’t keep up with the Wildcats.
On this day in 1953, at the still-young age of 39, the “roistering, drunken and doomed” Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, author of some of the most beloved verse of the 20th century, passed away. The story most often told about Thomas’s death is that he returned home (home that week...
San Diego weekly Reader
Save what is pure and will survive. Let in the needles of the noon. In the red froth and sun-gold oil. Through the lit crystal of the cup. The nightingales are singing day and night. Though all was grey beneath the moon’s grey beam,. My boat in her new paint...
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'I wouldn't trade it for the world': Walk-on WR Dylan Thomas medically retires, becomes UI student assistant
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — One by one, teammates walked up to Dylan Thomas, who was sitting on a training table on the home sideline at Memorial Stadium, his shoulder wrapped and eyes fixed on the field in front of him. In his heart of hearts, he had always dreamed to play a game there for the University of Illinois. On this day, the fourth practice of Illinois’ fall training camp, he knew he never would.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Dylan Thomas will continue to be on the sideline for Illinois football moving forward, not as a player, but as a student assistant coach. The Illini defensive back and Monticello grad announced he was medically retiring on Wednesday. The former Sage made the switch to defense this Fall, but Illinois head coach Bret Bielema has already seen him excel in his new role.
“We are paying you to stay awake and care.” That sounds like an admonition to the audience at the National Theatre’s new production, “Under Milk Wood.” But in fact it’s sensible Susan Brown’s unnamed character’s line to a member of the junior staff of the care-home for the elderly at which she is a supervisor. He’s been asleep on the job again and she’s unhappy because it has meant poor Mr. Jenkins (beautifully bewildered Karl Johnson) has wandered from his room at night and found himself disoriented and scared in the darkened dayroom.
Three days before the German invasion of Poland, on August 29 1939, Dylan Thomas wrote to his father from Laugharne. “These are awful days & we are very worried. If I could pray I’d pray for peace.” The letter provides important evidence of the celebrated poet’s pacifism, but for me it has more personal relevance, as in it Thomas describes a visit to the dentist the day before to have four fillings, with six more scheduled. “Then, with care,” he wrote, “my teeth should last me for good. I wasn’t hurt although no injection could be made.”
New York writer Raven Leilani has won this year's £20,000 Dylan Thomas Prize. The prestigious Swansea University award is one of the world's largest literary prizes for young writers. The 30-year-old was named the winner at a virtual ceremony for her debut novel Luster. It had already been chosen by...