The Colour of Saying – a celebration of Dylan Thomas
An international and multilingual creative writing competition
Organisers: Anne Pelleschi of www.dylandowntheups.org.uk and Welsh poet Peter Thabit Jones, in a collaboration with Stanley H. Barkan of New York.
English-language judges: Hannah Ellis, the grand-daughter of Dylan Thomas, Peter Thabit Jones, and Anne Pelleshi of Great Britain; Stanley H. Barkan, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and John Dotson of America.
Welsh-language judge: Jim Parc Nest (Archdruid of the Bards).
Other-language judges will be chosen by Stanley H. Barkan and Peter Thabit Jones.
The best of the submissions will be judged by international writers/translators and published in an anthology which will appear on the 27th October 2014, the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, co-published by The Seventh Quarry Press, UK, and Cross-Cultural Communications, USA.
Please see THE SEVENTH QUARRY section of the website for full details.
Peter has been interviewed by the other leading Korean journal in America, KOREAN EXPATRIATE LITERATURE. The interview was conducted by Kay Kyun-Nung Richards in Big Sur in July. The journal will also feature Kay's translations of Peter's poems into Korean.
Peter was the guest of Clara Hsu and John Rhodes on their San Francisco Public Access Cable Television Channel. His recent reading, with poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, was introduced by Clara in the Open Mic section of the show.
Peter has completed his commissioned multi-media (verse and prose) drama, THE FIRE IN THE WOOD, about Big Sur sculptor Edmund Kara, whilst a writer-in-residence in a cabin in Big Sur, California. The drama, which has been endorsed by Glen Cheda, Edmund’s benefactor, will have its world-premiere next year. See the Blurb for the drama in Poem Selections.
Peter is reading in California with America’s Carolyn Mary Kleefeld and Stanley H. Barkan.
Big Sur artist and poet Carolyn Mary Kleefeld reads selections from her 11th just-released book Psyche of Mirror: A Promenade of Portraits, published by The Seventh Quarry Press and Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.
She'll be accompanied by guitarist Martin Shears, with additional readings by poet Stanley H. Barkan, editor and publisher of Cross-Cultural Review Series of World Literature and Art, which has put out 400 works in 50 languages, and Peter.
4:30-6pm.,Sunday, 15th July: The Works, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, California. Free to attend. 372-2242, 667-2433.
An interview with Peter and a feature on his poetry has just been published by a Los Angeles-based publication, MIJUSIHAK, which is the journal for the Korean Poets Society of America. The 400-page anthology is bilingual and it also includes translations of Peter’s poems into Korean by Michelle Chung, who also interviews him.
Sunday, June 17, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Henry Miller Memorial Library
48603 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
PSYCHE OF MIRRORS: A PROMENADE OF PORTRAITS by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, published by The Seventh Quarry Press and Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.
Peter joins Big Sur’s Carolyn Mary Kleefeld and Monterey’s Martin Shears for an event of poetry and music.
Carolyn will read selections from her new book. She will be accompanied by acclaimed musician Martin Shears. Peter will read from his own book, POEMS FROM A CABIN ON BIG SUR, as well as from his latest poetry.
Peter is returning to Big Sur, California, in May 2012, for two months as a writer-in-residence. Whilst there, as a guest of poet and painter Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, he will work on his commissioned drama, THE FIRE IN THE WOOD, which is about Big Sur sculptor Edmund Kara. He will also participate in several literary events in Big Sur, Monterey, and Carmel, organised by writer John Dotson and Patricia Holt, during his stay.
An article on Dylan Thomas by Peter has been requested from Universitatea"Vasile Goldis", Arad, in Romania. The university organises ZILELE ACADEMICE ARADENE, which takes place from 18-20 May, 2012. All the papers will be published in STUDII DE CULTURA SI STIINTA / STUDIES OF CULTURE AND SCIENCES, the magazine of the university.
Peter's poem FRIEND IN FEBRUARY has been combined with New York artist Adel Gorgy's work ANTHOLOGY OF FRIENDSHIP for the on-going Immagine & Poesia Art and Poetry Project, which is based in Turin, Italy.
A group of poems from Peter's latest American book, POEMS FROM A CABIN ON BIG SUR, have been translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob and published in the Winter 2012 issue of ACOLADA, a leading Romanian journal.
Peter’s poem FRIEND IN FEBRUARY is included in "Seeing Art Anew and Other Photographic Works" by New York’s Adel Gorgy, a new exhibition at the Atrium Gallery, 10 Court St. in Morristown, New Jersey, from January 23rd to March 12th, 2012.
Peter is the Guest Editor of the 2012 Spring Issue of New York magazine SHABDAGUCHA, the American/Bengali publication edited by Hassanal Abdullah.
Peter's poem 'The Airport at San Francisco', from his latest American book POEMS FROM A CABIN ON BIG SUR (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York, 2011), has been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize (USA). Also, his poem 'Listening to Gladdie' has been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize by String Poet (USA).
STARS AT ELBOW AND FOOT and Other Poems, a new UK book by Peter, is forthcoming in 2012. The title poem is a long poem-sequence on the slave trade, which was performed at the National Waterfont Museum, Swansea, in 2007, to coincide with their exhibition EVERYWHERE IN CHAINS, a commemoration of the bicentenary of Britain’s 1807 Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.