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Dylan Thomas

In Celebration of Dylan Thomas

This week, the world celebrates the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, a poet whose work spoke of universal things and local things, of noble emotions and minor pettiness, of harsh truths and longing sensuality. His is a voice—both on the page and out loud—that is strongly identified with Wales, not least because his […]

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Poetry Day: 10 British Actors Read 10 British Poems

Today is National Poetry Day (October 2) in the UK, and the Brits have always done pretty well at providing the world with poems and people who are good at reading poems, here are 10 poetic moments, provided by some of our favorite actors and actresses. Starting with Benedict Cumberbatch reading “Ode to a Nightingale” […]

The Poetry of ‘Doctor Who’

Poetry has come to play a large part in the way Doctor Who tells a story. If, for example, you wish to add an unsettling undercurrent to a cozy situation, why not have some children recited an eerily specific poem in a spooky way? Or sing a little song with dark lyrics? And if you […]