Today marks the centennial of the birth of the renowned Welsh poet Dylan Thomas
In commemoration, we offer this wonderful essay by the poet on why he writes poetry. This essay can be found in:
The Poems of Dylan Thomas
Hardback: New Directions, 2003
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Notes on the Art of Poetry
“The joy and function of poetry is, and was, the celebration of man, which is also the celebration of God.”
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior
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