A letter to Dylan Thomas

Dear Dylan Thomas,

Could you enlighten me as to how you achieve such a sense of place and time in your writing, how you capture the moment so well? You use language with such verve, experimenting with and stretching English into new shapes and new phrases - driving it to do what you want. Is your originality due to hearing two languages spoken around you - or is it something else?

What part does humor play in your writing? Why is it necessary?

You have written poetry, prose and also plays - what different skills are used in these disciplines - or is it the same for you?

What part does your background and life-experience play in your writing? Do you believe anyone can write truthfully about something they haven't lived themselves?

Thank you for your time and patience,

An Aspiring Writer and Fan.




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