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Dylan Marlais Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on 27 October 1914. In 1934 his
first book of poetry Eighteen Poems appeared, followed by Twenty-five Poems in
1936, Deaths and Entrances in 1946 and in 1952 his final volume Collected Poems.
He also published many short stories, wrote filmscripts, broadcast stories and
talks, did a series of lecture tours in the United States and wrote Under
Milkwood, the radio play for voices.
During his fourth lecture tour of the United States in 1953, and a few days after
his 39th birthday, he collapsed in his New York hotel and died on November 9th at
St Vincents Hospital. His body was sent back to Laugharne, Wales, where his grave
is marked by a simple wooden cross.
In July 1994 his wife, Caitlin Thomas died in Italy, where she had spent most of
the years of her life after the death of Dylan Thomas. Her body is buried next to
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