Dylan Thomas

  • Born: 27 October 1914, Uplands, United Kingdom
  • Died: 9 November 1953, Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, New York, United States

Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer whose best-known works include “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “And death shall have no dominion”. The former poem is featured throughout the 2014 film Interstellar as a recurring theme.

His radio recordings for the BBC during the late 1940s brought him to the public’s attention. Thomas was frequently used by the BBC as an accessible voice of the literary scene. His life has been portrayed in many films after his death.

Thomas’s refusal to align with any literary group or movement has made him and his work difficult to categorize. His works were influenced by modern symbolism and surrealism.

Poetry Collections

  • The Notebook Poems 1930–34
  • The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The New Centenary Edition