Ben Gwalchmai reviews
Wales Bird: Aderyn Rhiannon - Dylan Thomas and the American Empuire
Martin Daws, Aneirin Karadog and Daniel G. Williams
How to make a live show into a book? How to transpose a living, raucous, multiplicitous thing into a reproducible legacy? As the Acknowledgements state, Wales Bird: Aderyn Rhiannon is a book of the show which originally toured as Dylan Live/Dylan ar Daith. This is, however, only the second half of the book. The first half is composed of two forewords, one Welsh and one English, and a bilingual essay on Dylan Thomas by Daniel G. Williams, who also performed in the show.Sign in to read more
Ben Gwalchmai is a maker, worker, writer who was WNO’s writer-in-residence, a Historical Novel Society ‘Editor’s Pick’ for his novel Purefinder, and a shortlisted poet in the Melita Huma Poetry Prize 2016. From Powys, he still regularly works on farms and in pubs there. See bengwalchmai.com.