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Dylan Over the Pond

Writer, poet and activist Kevin Powell explores Dylan Thomas's far-reaching influence on black American writers.

Five leading writers and artists reflect on the ways in which they connect with one of Wales's most famous cultural exports, Dylan Thomas.
Linking up from New York, writer, poet and activist Kevin Powell looks at Dylan Thomas's far-reaching influence on Black American writers, from his own introduction to Thomas's words in the new poetry and spoken-word scene happening in New York in the early 90s, to the new wave of Black American artists inspired through hip-hop, spoken word and America's oral tradition.
Recorded in front of an audience at the Laugharne Live Festival.

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