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. Barkan, their American publisher and a poet, in conjunction with Vince Clemente, American poet and critic. As a result of one of their events in Manhattan, Catrin Brace of the Welsh Government in New York commissioned them to write the first-ever Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village, New York, which is now available as a tourist pocket-book, a guided tour via New York Fun Tours, and a Dylan Thomas Centenary (2014) smartphone version. This book, in memory of Aeronwy who died in July 2009, is a memento celebrating the tenth anniversary of the poetry reading tour that saw her and Peter following in some of the American footsteps of her famous father.
Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones has authored fourteen books. He has participated in festivals and conferences in America and Europe and is an annual writer-in-residence in Big Sur, California. A recipient of many awards, including the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry (The Society of Authors, London) and the Homer: European Medal of Poetry and Art, two of his dramas for the stage have premiered in America and the UK. His opera libretti for Luxembourg composer Albena Petrovic Vratchanska have premiered at the Philarmonie Luxembourg, the National Opera House Stara Zagora, and the Theatre National Du Luxembourg.