RS Thomas

RS Thomas (1913 – 2000) was a passionate advocate of Welsh nationalism and a major European poet.   He was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church of Wales in 1936 and had written three collections of poetry before his breakthrough to a wider audience in 1955 with the publication of Song at the Year’s Turning.  Reflecting wild and remote areas of countryside in Wales, his poetry is admired for its spiritual, spare and lyrical qualities.

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