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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

“Life’s Miraculous Poise between Light and Dark” – The Painter Ceri Richards and the Poet Dylan Thomas

Tony Curtis.

“Life’s miraculous poise between light and dark” – the painter Ceri Richards and the poet Dylan Thomas: this paper will examine one of the most profound examples in British culture of the interface between the poetic image and the realisation of visual metaphor through colour and form. The response of the painter goes far beyond the illustrative and creates a body of work which is both elegiac and positive in its projection of strategies for living in an beyond the C20th.


Tony Curtis  (United Kingdom)
Professor of Poetry, Director of the National Centre for Writing
School of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
The University of Glamorgan

Tony Curtis is Professor Poetry at the University of Glamorgan. He has published 26 books, including nine collections of poetry. Winner of the National Poetry Prize and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

  • Ceri Richards
  • Dylan Thomas

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)