Dylan Thomas

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Dylan Marlais Thomas, (October 27 1914-November 9 1953, New York City) was a Welsh poet and writer.

Born in Swansea, in South Wales, Thomas' father David , who was a writer and possesed a degree in English, brought his son up to speak English rather than Dylan's mother's native Welsh. His childhood was spent largely in Swansea, with regular summer trips to visit his mother's family on their Carmarthen farm. These rural sojourns, and their contrast with the town life of Swansea, would inform much of his work, notably many short stories and radio essays and the poem /Fern Hill.

Dylan Thomas is widely considered one of the greatest 20th century poets writing in English, frequently mentioned alongside Frost, Yeats, and T S Eliot in lists of the century's most important poets.

He is particularly remembered for the remarkable radio-play Under Milk Wood.