Deschutes Public Library News
Poetry Reader Jeremiah Nelson Reads From the Works of Dylan Thomas
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 12/6/2007
Come celebrate the holiday season and the poetry of Dylan Thomas at this month's Second Sunday. Poetry Reader Jeremiah Nelson will read a selection from the works of Dylan Thomas including "A Child's Christmas in Wales" in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library on Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.
Local poetry reader Jeremiah Nelson spent part of his childhood in Wales and continues to this day to be deeply influenced by the works of Dylan Thomas. He enjoys sharing the poetry of Dylan Thomas and spends several weeks of the year traveling around the country and performing at various venues.
Dylan Thomas is regarded by many as the 20th century's most influential poet. Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales in 1914 and died in New York City in 1953 at the age of 39. His most famous works include "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" (1951), "Under Milk Wood" (1954) and "A Child's Christmas in Wales" (1955). He has had an enourmous impact on other cultural figures including Bob Dylan and John Lennon.
For more information about this and other library programs, please call 541-312-1034.