Professor John Goodby launches his new book as part of the Dylan Thomas Festival.

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John Goodby DT bookMonday 4 November, 7pm at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

John Goodby: The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall

Professor John Goodby of Swansea University is an leading expert on Dylan Thomas; his new study argues that Thomas was a hybrid, tricksterish, gothic-grotesque modernist poet, whose work speaks directly to early twenty-first century concerns about gender identity, micro-managerial jargon, war, and climate change. Also a poet and translator, John's translation (with Tom Cheesman) of Adel Guemar's State of Emergency (2007) won a major P.E.N. award, and he was the winner of the 2006 Cardiff poetry competition with his poem 'The Uncles', included in the Faber/Forward Best Poems of the Year (2008) and Best Poems of the Decade (2011) anthologies.

Full Price £5, Concessions £3.50, Swansea PTL £1.60

Book online now (small booking fee applies) or call 01792 463980.

This event forms part of the Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea, 26 October – 9 November, 2013.  The programme’s lively mix of poetry, prose, drama and music will showcase new and established talent, and offer plenty to enjoy for those of all ages.  Further information on all the events and booking details are available at