Friday, March 9, 2012 | Categories: Rewind on SiriusXM 169 |
Bob Dylan borrowed his name, his poem that urges listeners to "rage, rage against the dying of the light" is often read at funerals and studied in schools and the stories of his drinking are legendary. Dylan Thomas is one of those poets who, perhaps because his writing is so lyrical, perhaps because he died tragically at the age of 39, continues to fascinate. Thomas' public readings in the United States in the early 1950s enchanted audiences. And after his death, his American publisher, James Laughlin remarked: "Surely there was a miracle that anyone who was so helplessly messed up in his living could have turned out such beautiful poems.''
Today on Rewind, an hour from the program Project 60- that was first broadcast in December 1959. It's called "My Son Dylan."