Author(s): Dylan Thomas
In the "Poet to Poet" series, a contemporary poet advocates a poet of the past or present whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and their critical reactions, the selectors offer intriguing insights into their own work. Here, Derek Mahon selects Dylan Thomas.
Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941, studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the Sorbonne, and has held journalistic and academic appointments in London and New York. A member of Aosdana, he has received numerous awards including the Irish Academy of Letters Award and the Scott Moncrieff translation prize. His Collected Poems was published in 1999.