A writer from Wales, Dylan Thomas/
Burst onto the page with wild promise,/
A turner of phrase/
In poems and plays,/
At just 39 taken from us.
*The title is taken from Dylan Thomas’s poem Prologue, and is the title of the chapter on him in Closing Times, by Dan Davin. http://www.faber.co.uk/catalog/closing-times/9780571268986