If you are a fan of Dylan Thomas, or just curious to learn more about the Welsh poet and writer, you’re in luck. The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has made its digital archive of Dylan Thomas materials accessible online. It includes about “6,000 images of manuscripts of his poetry, stories, radio broadcasts, plays, and film scripts, as well as correspondence, drawings, photographs, and some career and personal papers.”

The Harry Ransom Center has many fine collections, including, for example, poets Sara Teasdale, Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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photo: Dylan Thomas seated, wearing bow tie © Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation, Courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation.

a serving of poetry

October 16, 2018

The Poetry Society of America (PSA) has just launched Poems on Wheels, a collaboration with Citymeals on Wheels, which provides meals and companionship to New York City’s homebound elderly, delivering over 2 million meals each year.

Each season, PSA will select a poem for inclusion with meal deliveries. This fall, the poem “Autumn Dusk” by Sara Teasdale will be included in Emergency Food Packages, which are delivered to over 18,000 meal recipients to ensure they have food on hand should hard winter weather delay regular deliveries.

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