Tuesday, March 19, 2013

News at Eleven: This striving is why Dylan [Thomas] is

ultimately a far more important and original a poet than R.S. [Thomas].

Genuinely new poetic styles, as opposed to new 'voices', are very rare, perhaps only a dozen in the last century. But Dylan indisputably created one of them.

It was an astonishing achievement, still palpably fizzing in a line like: "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower drives my green age".

from WalesOnline: Who is the better poet? Dylan Thomas v. R.S. Thomas


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