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Author: Peter Thabit Jones

Peter Thabit Jones was born in Wales and raised by his maternal grandparents. He is the author of fourteen books including: GARDEN OF THE CLOUDS (2020), AMERICA, AERONWY, AND ME (2019), THE FIRE IN THE WOOD (2017), THE COLOUR OF SAYING (2014), DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE (2014) with Aeronwy Thomas, POEMS FROM A CABIN ON BIG SUR (2011), and THE LIZARD CATCHERS (2006), all published by Cross-Cultural Communications. His work has been translated into over twenty languages. In March 2008, Peter's American publisher, Stanley H. Barkan, organized a six-week poetry reading tour for Peter and Dylan Thomas's daughter, Aeronwy. The pair gave readings and workshops from New York to California. He was invited to Serbia in 2006 by the Serbian Writers Association to participate in the 43rd International Meeting of Writers in Belgrade. He was visiting poet in Romania in 2008 and 2009, where he carried out readings and poetry workshops at colleges and universities. He resided at Big Sur, California, in the summer of 2010 as writer-in-residence, returning again for summer residencies each year from 2011 to 2018. Peter is the Founder and Editor of The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine, which publishes poetry, translations, interviews, and articles from around the world, and the accompanying The Seventh Quarry Press, which publishes international books of poetry, prose, and art. His poem "Kilvey Hill" has been incorporated into a permanent stained-glass window at Saint Thomas Community School in Swansea. In April 2014, he was inducted into the Phi Sigma Iota Society at Salem State University, for his contribution to literature and literary translations. He is the recipient of the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry, The Society of Authors Award, The Royal Literary Fund Award, an Arts Council of Wales Award, the Ted Slade Award for Service to Poetry in 2016 by The Poetry Kit, the Shabdaguchha Poetry Award 2017, and the 2017 Homer: European Medal for Art and Poetry.

America, Aeronwy, and Me: Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour
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America, Aeronwy, and Me: Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour

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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. In April 2008, Welsh poet Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas, the daughter of Dylan Thomas, crossed America, from New York to California on the Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour of America. The tour was organized by Stanley H...

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The Fire in the Wood: A Prose and Verse Drama: Three Acts Based on the Life of Edmund Kara, California's Big Sur Sculptor
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The Fire in the Wood: A Prose and Verse Drama: Three Acts Based on the Life of Edmund Kara, California's Big Sur Sculptor

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Drama. California Studies. A drama written by the poet-in-residence at Big Sur, near the cabin where Edmund Kara worked on his sculptures, including that of Elizabeth Taylor in The Sandpipers.

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Garden of Clouds
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Garden of Clouds

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Poetry. GARDEN OF CLOUDS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Peter Thabit Jones includes poems about a childhood in Eastside Swansea, favorite poets (such as Rilke, Edward Thomas, R. S. Thomas and Dylan Thomas), Elvis lookalikes, human conflict, personal los...

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The Lizard Catchers
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The Lizard Catchers

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Poetry. THE LIZARD CATCHERS is Jones's first American collection. It includes art work by Nick Holly, also a Swansea, Wales, native. "The recipient of several awards for his work—which includes six other collections of poetry and one collection of s...

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The Lizard Catchers
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The Lizard Catchers

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Poetry. THE LIZARD CATCHERS is Jones's first American collection. It includes art work by Nick Holly, also a Swansea, Wales, native. "The recipient of several awards for his work—which includes six other collections of poetry and one collection of s...

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Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur
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Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur

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Poetry. "I love the poems' clarity of vision, this genuflecting before a life-affirming experience, part of the webwork of a world, so much in its purity, like that of the very dawn of Creation. The poems vary, both in length and in prosody, yet alw...

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Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur
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Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur

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Poetry. "I love the poems' clarity of vision, this genuflecting before a life-affirming experience, part of the webwork of a world, so much in its purity, like that of the very dawn of Creation. The poems vary, both in length and in prosody, yet alw...

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