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April 23, 2008

Aeronwy Thomas, Peter Thabit Jones present a Dylan Thomas tribute April 28

Welsh poets Aeronwy Thomas, the daughter of Dylan Thomas, and Peter Thabit Jones will read from their work and the works of Dylan Thomas at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Shambaugh House, the home of the University of Iowa International Writing Program, at 430 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

The reading, which is part of the celebration of National Poetry Month at the UI, is free and open to the public.

Aeronwy Thomas, the only daughter of Dylan Thomas, is a writer, teacher, translator and performer. She is known worldwide as an ambassador for her father's work, and she is the president of the Dylan Thomas Society and the Alliance of Literary Societies. Her poetry, prose and translations have been published widely, spanning 30 years of literary activity.

Thabit Jones is the author of six collections of poetry and one of short stories, including "The Lizard Catchers," nominated for the 2007 Welsh Book of the Year award, and "The Newspaper Birds," a bilingual Romanian/English collection.

Currently on an international tour, Thomas and Jones have given readings at the New York Public Library, Wellesley College, the City College of New York, the National Arts Club of Manhattan, Northern Michigan University and the Chicago Poetry Society.

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