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Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying around the hardback Collected Poems [...] by

Crimes in Verse: Dylan Thomas’s Steamy Love-letters to an American Mistress Revealed January 14, 2014: —by the Daily Mail OF COURSE. (And not a second too late…) They’re being published too, proving once and for all that there is no escape from the eye of tabloids, EVEN IN DEATH. Poor [...] by

Boozing with the Best at the Guardian July 22, 2013: Blake Morrison at the Guardian has been pondering one of the eternal mysteries of literature: Why do writers drink? “Does it help writers to drink? Do they drink any more heavily than any other [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and [...] by

Instead of Reading This, You Should Be Reading David Markson (Part Two) April 22, 2013: As promised in Part One, here are excerpts from the postcards and letters David Markson sent me from 2003-2010: I still regret that inadequate answer to your letter. (Whatever it is, here—age, the [...] by

BBC TV Biopic on Dylan Thomas Forthcoming December 10, 2012: From The Guardian: His death aged just 39, after a life blighted by drink and poverty, deprived the literary world of one of its most beautiful and original voices. Now the BBC and screenwriter [...] by

Dylan Thomas’s Old Pub Reopens for Business August 9, 2012: …Only this time, it’s a mite classier. Browns Hotel in Laugharne, where Thomas often wrote, has undergone a £2 million renovation after closing in 2006. The hotel will once again provide [...] by

Dylan Thomas Neglected in Academia July 18, 2012: That’s right. Dylan Thomas has unfortunately gone gentle into that good night… See this, from Wales Online: He has influenced film-makers, rock stars, politicians and generations of [...] by

Dylan Thomas cuddles penguins. Pass it on… December 1, 2010: As the Oxford English Dictionary relaunches online this week, its attempts to uncover “the first known use of every sense of every word in the English language” will soon be much easier [...] by