Since these were published thomas's wife, caitlin, and his son llewelyn, have died lycett has secured the backing of the dylan thomas trustees and of thomas's daughter aeronwy the 50th anniversary is an ideal moment to reassess dylan thomas's genius as a writer and his short but tragic life this biography provides.
Dylan thomas: dylan thomas, welsh poet and prose writer whose work is known for its comic exuberance, rhapsodic lilt, and pathos his personal life, punctuated by reckless bouts of drinking, was notorious thomas spent his childhood in southwestern wales his father taught english at the swansea grammar school.
Dylan thomas was born on 27 october 1914 in swansea, the son of florence hannah (née williams 1882–1958), a seamstress, and david john thomas during his final school years he began writing poetry in notebooks the first poem, dated 27 april (1930), is entitled osiris, come to isis.
Never until the mankind making bird beast and flower fathering and all humbling darkness tells with silence the last light breaking and the still hour is come of the sea tumbling in harness and i must enter again the round zion of the water bead and the synagogue of the ear of corn shall i let pray the shadow of a sound or.
Welsh childhood dylan marlais thomas was born in the welsh seaport of swansea, carmarthenshire, wales, on october 27, 1914 his father, david john, was an english begins writing career to support his growing family, thomas was forced to write radio scripts for the ministry of information (great britain's information. Dylan marlais thomas was born in the uplands suburb of swansea, south wales on 27 october 1914 to david john ('dj') thomas, senior english master at many of dylan's poems drew from these childhood experiences of the rural welsh countryside and he began writing of them in his notebooks at the age of 15 whilst.
Ralph maud, in entrances to dylan thomas's poetry, declared that the writer's first published poem was the subsequently popular and death shall have no in do not go gentle into that good night, a poem written during his father's illness and in anticipation of his death, the son exhorts the father to affirm life in his dying.