Peter will return to Big Sur, California, for a fourth time as a writer-in-residence throughout the whole of July and August. Whilst there, as the guest of poet and painter Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, he will work on the tourist pocket-book version of the DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, which will be
published in early 2014, and work on THE DUST OF SILENCE, a new drama.
He will also be involved in the world-premiere production of his drama THE FIRE IN
THE WOOD, which is based on the life of Big Sur sculptor Edmund Kara. (More information to follow).
POEMS TRANSLATED INTO SLOVAK
A group of Peter's poems are being translated into Slovak by Miriam Margala, a renowned translator.
SWANSEA LAUNCH OF THE COLOUR OF SAYING
Dylan Down the Ups and Peter Thabit Jones
In a collaboration with
Stanley H. Barkan of Cross-Cultural Communications, New York
The official launch of
‘The Colour of Saying’ International/ Multilingual Creative Writing Competition
in celebration of Dylan Thomas
Sunday, 19th May 2013 at 6.30 p.m.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
meet Dylan’s grand-daughter Hannah Ellis; watch a new piece of drama by Peter Thabit Jones, THE POET, THE HUNCHBACK, AND THE BOY, performed by Swansea Little Theatre; listen to Archdruid Jim Parc Nest read Dylan; hear the melodies of
the harp played by Siân James, discover how Dylan has inspired American poet
John Dotson and the singer Donovan; and a competition that can change lives
and capture languages.
Further information from:
or Tel: 07817 75 33 76
DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
The DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, written by Peter
and Aeronwy Thomas, the poet's daughter, has been described by New
York's Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation as 'a wonderful
self-guided tour'. The WALKING TOUR will be published as a tourist pocket-book
in America in early 2014.
Peter's new drama, THE POET, THE HUNCHBACK, AND THE BOY,which is a brief
work based on Dylan's poem THE HUNCHBACK IN THE PARK, will be performed at
the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, and The Welsh Centre, London, this
May, as part of the launches of The Colour of Saying: Dylan Thomas International/Multilingual Creative Writing Competition. It will also be performed
in Cwmdonkin Park in June. The three performances will be directed and produced by Dreena Morgan-Harvey of the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea, and feature actors associated with the theatre.
PETER INVITED TO BOSTON, USA, IN MARCH 2013
Peter has been invited to deliver an academic paper, SINGING IN CHAINS: SOUND-TEXTURING IN POETRY AND THE PROBLEMS WITH TRANSLATION, at the NEMLA Conference in Boston in March 2013. He will also give talks on Dylan Thomas, poetry readings and carry out creative writing workshops for various organisations in Salem, as the guest of Professor Kristine Doll.
PRINCE CHARLES AT THE DYLAN THOMAS BIRTHPLACE, 14th DECEMBER, 2012
Peter was one of eight people invited to meet Prince Charles at 5 Cwmdonkin
Drive, the Birthplace of Dylan Thomas. The gathering was informal and the Prince showed a great interest in Dylan Thomas and the celebrations for 2014. Hannah
Ellis, the grand-daughter of Dylan Thomas, was present. Anne and Geoff Haden, who renovated the Birthplace, hosted the visit.
PUSHCART PRIZE 2012
Peter's poem POETRY READING: THE ROBERT FROST FARM has been nominated
for a prestigious PUSHCART PRIZE 2012 (USA). It was published in the PATERSON LITERARY REVIEW earlier this year and was nominated by the American journal's editor.
THE COLOUR OF SAYING - A CELEBRATION OF DYLAN THOMAS
The Colour of Saying – a celebration of Dylan Thomas
An international and multilingual creative writing competition
Organisers: Anne Pelleschi of www.dylandowntheups.org.uk and Welsh poet Peter Thabit Jones, in a collaboration with Stanley H. Barkan of New York.
English-language judges: Hannah Ellis, the grand-daughter of Dylan Thomas, Peter Thabit Jones, and Anne Pelleshi of Great Britain; Stanley H. Barkan, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and John Dotson of America.
Welsh-language judge: Jim Parc Nest (Archdruid of the Bards).
Other-language judges will be chosen by Stanley H. Barkan and Peter Thabit Jones.
The best of the submissions will be judged by international writers/translators and published in an anthology which will appear on the 27th October 2014, the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, co-published by The Seventh Quarry Press, UK, and Cross-Cultural Communications, USA.
Please see THE SEVENTH QUARRY section of the website for full details.
INTERVIEWED BY THE OTHER LEADING AMERICAN-KOREAN JOURNAL
Peter has been interviewed by the other leading Korean journal in America,
KOREAN EXPATRIATE LITERATURE. The interview was conducted by Kay
Kyun-Nung Richards in Big Sur in July. The journal will also feature Kay's translations of Peter's poems into Korean.
PETER ON SAN FRANCISCO TELEVISION CHANNEL, AUGUST 2012
Peter was the guest of Clara Hsu and John Rhodes on their San Francisco Public Access Cable Television Channel. His recent reading, with poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, was introduced by Clara in
the Open Mic section of the show.
PETER'S NEW DRAMA ABOUT BIG SUR SCULPTOR EDMUND KARA
Peter has completed his commissioned multi-media (verse and prose) drama,
THE FIRE IN THE WOOD, about Big Sur sculptor Edmund Kara, whilst a writer-in-residence in a cabin in Big Sur, California. The drama, which has been endorsed by Glen Cheda, Edmund’s benefactor, will have its world-premiere next year. See the Blurb for the drama in Poem Selections.
PETER READING IN CALIFORNIA, 15TH JULY, 2012
Peter is reading in California with America’s Carolyn Mary Kleefeld and Stanley H. Barkan.
Big Sur artist and poet Carolyn Mary Kleefeld reads selections from her 11th just-released book Psyche of Mirror: A Promenade of Portraits, published by The
Seventh Quarry Press and Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.
She'll be accompanied by guitarist Martin Shears, with additional readings by poet Stanley H. Barkan, editor and publisher of Cross-Cultural Review Series of World Literature and Art, which has put out 400 works in 50 languages, and Peter.
4:30-6pm.,Sunday, 15th July: The Works, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, California. Free to attend. 372-2242, 667-2433.
INTERVIEW WITH PETER IN LOS ANGELES-BASED PUBLICATION
An interview with Peter and a feature on his poetry has just been published by a
Los Angeles-based publication, MIJUSIHAK, which is the journal for the Korean Poets Society of America. The 400-page anthology is bilingual and it also includes translations of Peter’s poems into Korean by Michelle Chung, who also interviews him.
POETRY AND MUSIC EVENT AT THE HENRY MILLER LIBRARY, BIG SUR, USA
Sunday, June 17, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Henry Miller Memorial Library
48603 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
PSYCHE OF MIRRORS: A PROMENADE OF PORTRAITS by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, published by The Seventh Quarry Press and Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.
Peter joins Big Sur’s Carolyn Mary Kleefeld and Monterey’s Martin Shears for an event of poetry and music.
Carolyn will read selections from her new book. She will be accompanied by acclaimed musician Martin Shears. Peter will read from his own book, POEMS FROM A CABIN ON BIG SUR, as well as from his latest poetry.
WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA, 2012
Peter is returning to Big Sur, California, in May 2012, for two months as a
writer-in-residence. Whilst there, as a guest of poet and painter Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, he will work on his commissioned drama, THE FIRE IN THE WOOD, which is about Big Sur sculptor Edmund Kara. He will also participate in several literary events in Big Sur, Monterey, and Carmel, organised by writer John Dotson and Patricia Holt, during his stay.
ARTICLE ON DYLAN THOMAS TO BE PUBLISHED IN ROMANIA
An article on Dylan Thomas by Peter has been requested from Universitatea"Vasile Goldis", Arad, in Romania. The university organises ZILELE ACADEMICE ARADENE, which takes place from 18-20 May, 2012. All the papers will be published in STUDII DE CULTURA SI STIINTA / STUDIES OF CULTURE AND SCIENCES, the magazine of the university.
POEM PART OF THE IMMAGINE&POESIA PROJECT, TURIN, ITALY
Peter's poem FRIEND IN FEBRUARY has been combined with New York artist
Adel Gorgy's work ANTHOLOGY OF FRIENDSHIP for the on-going Immagine &
Poesia Art and Poetry Project, which is based in Turin, Italy.