Excerpt from the Peoria Journal Star:
Poets Aeronwy Thomas and Peter Thabit Jones will read from their own works at 4 p.m. Friday in the Alumni Room of Knox College’s Old Main.
Thomas is the daughter of Dylan Thomas, and Jones teaches literature at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom.
The reading is free.
Thomas and Jones have given readings at the New York Public Library, Wellesley College, City College of New York, The National Arts Club of Manhattan, Northern Michigan University, Chicago Poetry Society, the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Robinson Jeffers Center in Monterey, Calif.
A noted poet in her own right, Thomas is a leader of a movement to honor her father, Dylan Thomas, one of the best-known poets of the 20th century. She has published six books of poetry and is known for her translations of Italian poetry. Her latest is “I Colori Delle Parole,” in both Italian and English, with paintings by Italian artist Gianpiero Actis.