In 2015 the International Dylan Thomas Day was established to celebrate one of the outstanding poets of the 20th century
Dylan Thomas Day 2023 will be observed on May 14 to pay homage to Dylan Thomas, the Visionary Poet of Wales.
This year’s theme suggested by the British organizers is “Dreams”, as a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the performance of the visionary radio drama ‘Under Milk Wood’.
In 2015 the International Dylan Thomas Day was established to celebrate one of the outstanding poets of the 20th century. Every year on May 14 the visionary poet of Wales is remembered with projects ranging from Poetry to Art, from Music to Videos.
In Italy, the city of Turin has distinguished itself over the years as a center for the celebration of Dylan Day.
All events created in Turin have been reported in the list of international events of the official English website https://www.discoverdylanthomas.com/news-events/international-dylan-thomas-day
As in the last four years, a major online commemoration has been planned with the creation of the Dylan Day 2023 website which has obtained the patronage of the Metropolitan City of Turin.
The site – https://dylanday2023.jimdofree.com/ – unites poets, writers, artists, video-makers and musicians from 60 countries on 5 continents: from Ukraine to Turkey, from the United States to India, from Russia to New Zealand and China.
This year’s theme suggested by the British organizers is water “Dreams” as a tribute to the 70th Anniversary of the performance of Under Milk Wood (radio drama, New York 1953).
Following the link of the site you can admire artworks, read poems, listen to music, all inspired by the proposed topic.
Here are some examples of installations, videos and digital art that pay homage to the great Welsh poet.
Lidia Chiarelli (Torino, Italy) is an artist and writer, co-founder with Aeronwy Thomas, of the art-literary Movement Immagine & Poesia (2007). She is an award-winning poet with six nominations to the Pushcart Prize, USA; Literary Arts Medal, New York 2020. Poetry Star – China 2022. Her poems are translated in many languages.