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 is the author of fourteen books, several of which have been reprinted and four published in Romania. His work has been translated into over twenty languages. In March 2008 Peter's American publisher, Stanley H. Barkan, organised 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, at many universities and prestigious art venues. He is the co-author, with Aeronwy, of the Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village. He is the recipient of the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry (The Society of Authors, London), The Society of Authors Award, The Royal Literary Fund Award (London) and an Arts Council of Wales Award. He has been a prize-winner in several UK and international poetry competitions. His poem Kilvey Hill has been incorporated into a permanent stained-glass window at Saint Thomas Community School in Swansea, Wales. He is a regular visitor to America, participating in conferences and festivals across the country. He has resided at Big Sur, California, the past eight summers as a writer-in-residence. In April, 2014, he was inducted into the Phi Sigma Iota Society at Salem State University, Massachusetts, for his contribution to literature and literary translations. He was awarded the Ted Slade Award for Service to Poetry in 2016 by The Poetry Kit, UK, and the Homer: European Medal for Poetry and Art in 2017. Author City: Swansea WAL