Like Shakespeare and Joyce before him, Dylan Thomas expanded our sense of what the English language can do.
Rhythmically forceful yet subtly musical and full of memorable lines, his poems are anthology favourites; his ‘play for voices’ Under Milk Wood a modern classic. Much loved by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, he is a cultural icon and continues to inspire artists today.
This new edition, released to commemorate the centenary of Thomas’s birth, collects more of his poems together in a single volume than ever before. With recently discovered material and accessible critique from Dylan Thomas expert John Goodby, it looks at Thomas’s body of work in a fresh light, taking us to the beating heart of his poetry.
For that reader who is prepared to put in the necessary work, whatever the rewards in doing so, Goodby's Collected Poems will be all that is needed.