Biographical Note

Ronald Stuart Thomas, Welsh poet and Church in Wales clergyman, was born in Cardiff in 1913. He studied classics at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and theology at St. Michael’s College, Llandaff. Ordained in 1937, he served at Chirk, Denbighshire from 1936 to 1940; at Tallarn Green, Flintshire until 1942; Manafon in Mongomeryshire from 1942 to 1954; at Eglwys-fach, near Aberystwyth from 1954 to 1967; and at Aberdaron, at the western end of the Llŷn peninsula, from 1967 until his retirement from the church in 1978, when he moved to Sarn Thiw, a cottage set above the bay of Port Neigwl. He was married to English painter Mildred (Elsi) Eldridge from 1940 until her death in 1991; they had one son, Gwydion. In 1996 he married Elisabeth Agnes (Betty) Vernon. Thomas died at Pentrefelin in 2000.

Thomas published his first three volumes of poetry during the years at Manafon. With Song at the year’s turning, essentially a compilation of those volumes, which appeared in 1955 with an introduction by John Betjeman, he achieved critical acclaim and won the Royal Society of Literature’s Heinemann Award. Other awards include the queen’s medal for poetry in 1964, and nomination for the Nobel Prize for literature in 1996. (He lost to Seamus Heaney.) In addition to nearly 25 volumes of poetry in English, he wrote two prose works in Welsh, an autobiography, Neb, and a memoir, Blwyddyn yn Llŷn.

Scope Note and Provenance

Drew University Library’s R.S. Thomas Collection is a fully cataloged collection of printed, recorded and manuscript materials, comprised of works from the collection of John Galen McEllhenney. Included are over 200 books, more than 100 periodicals, essays, articles, reviews, typescripts, sound recordings, ephemera and a porcelain mug.

The R.S. Thomas Collection has been made possible through the generous donation of John Galen McEllhenney.

Summary

Title: R.S. Thomas Collection

Format of Materials: Books, periodicals, articles, essays, reviews; typescripts; sound recordings; ephemera; a porcelain mug.

Location: Drew University Library

Restrictions: Unrestricted

*Cite as*: \[Drew call  number\], R.S. Thomas Collection, Drew University Special Collections, Madison,  NJ

List:

Periodicals Containing Poems, Essays, and Reviews by R.S. Thomas and Others (sorted by date)

Journal Title

Year

Volume/Issue

Poem Title

Box #

Horizon

1941

vol. 4, no. 22, Oct.

Poem: "Homo sapiens 1941"

4

Wales

1943

no. 2, Nov.-Dec.

Poems: "The labourer; "A farmer"; "Frost"; "Propaganda"; "Confessions of an Anglo-Welshman"

8

Wales

1945

vol. 4, no. 6, Winter

Poems: "Gideon Pugh"; "The rising of Glyndwr"

8

Wales

1945

vol. 5, no. 7

Article: "The depopulation of the Welsh hill country"

9

Wales

1946

vol. 6, no. 2, June

Poems: "Hiraeth"; "Night and morning"

9

Wales

1946

vol. 6, no. 3, Autumn

Poem: "The old language"; essay: "Some contemporary Scottish writing"

9

Wales

1948

vol. 8, no. 29, May

Poems: "Hill farmer"; Llanddewi Brefi"

9

Wales

1949

vol. 8, no. 30, Nov.

Essay: "A Welsh view of the Scottish renaissance"; poem: "An old woman"

9

Dock leaves

1951

vol. 2, no. 6, Michaelmas

Poem: "Depopulation of the hills"

3

Dock leaves

1954

vol. 5, no. 14, Summer

Poem: "On hearing a Welshman speak"

3

Listen

1958

vol. 2, no. 4, Spring

Poem: "A blackbird singing"

4

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Stand

[1960?]

vol. 4, no. 2

Poem: "Portrait"

8

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Critical quarterly

1962

vol. 4, no. 2, Summer

Poem: "Sick visits"

2

Critical quarterly

1962

vol. 4, no. 4, Winter

Poem by Peter M. Griffith: "Homage to R.S. Thomas"

2

London magazine

1963

vol. 3, no. 9, Dec.

Poem: "The belfry"

4

Critical quarterly

1964

vol. 6, no. 3, Autumn

Poems: "Work to do"; "Exile"; "Rose cottage"

3

Agenda

1965

vol. 4, no. 1, April-May

Poem: “Two versions of a theme”

1

Anglo-Welsh review international poetry supplement

1965

 

Poem: "Rodri"

2

Agenda

1966

vol. 4, no. 5-6, Autumn

Poems: “After the lecture”; “An old flame”

1

Agenda

1966

vol. 34, no. 1, Spring

Review by John Mole: R.S. Thomas's No truce with the Furies

1

Critical quarterly

1966

vol. 8, no. 1, Spring

Poems: "The green isle"; "Shrine at Cape Clear"; "Those people"

3

Critical quarterly poetry supplement

1966

no. 7

Poems: "Pietà"; "In church"; "The moor"

3

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Granta

[1966?]

vol. 71, no. 12456

Poem: "He"; "She"

11

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Poetry Wales

1966

vol. 2, no. 3, Winter

Poems: "Traeth Maelgwn"; "Welcome to Wales"

7

Anglo-Welsh review

1967

vol. 16, no. 37, Spring

Poems: "The fisherman"; "The reader"

1

Critical quarterly

1967

vol. 9, no. 4, Winter

Reviews by R.S. Thomas: Barbarous knowledge, by Daniel Hoffmann; W.B. Yeats and Georgian Ireland, by Donald T. Torchiana; T.S. Eliot: moments and patterns, by Leonard Unger; and The craft and art of Dylan Thomas, by William T. Moynihan,

3

Critical quarterly poetry supplement

1967

no. 8

Poems: "Schoonermen"; "The belfry"

3

Annales

1968

vol. 4, no. 1, January

Essay by Marie-Thérèse Castay: "Un poète gallois contemporain: R.S. Thomas"

2

Critical quarterly

1968

vol. 10, no. 1-2, Spring-Summer

Poems: "As it is"; "Why?"; "The sailors' hospital, Holyhead"; "No, señor"; "Coto de doñana"; "Burgos"

3

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Critical quarterly poetry supplement

[1968?]

no. 9

Poems: "Iago Prytherch"; "Meet the family"; "The dark well"; "Walter Llywarch"; "Judgment day"; "Country child"; "Ap Huw's testament"

3

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Poetry Wales

1968

vol. 4, no. 1, Summer

Poems: Loyalties"; "The need"

7

Anglo-Welsh review

1969

vol. 18, no. 41, Summer

Poems: "The grave"; "Ynys enlli"; letter to the editor

1

Poet

1969

vol. 10, no. 4, April

Poem: "The need"

6

Poetry Wales

1969

vol. 5, no. 1, Summer

Article by Anthony Conran: "Anglo-Welsh poetry today"; poem: "Headline"

7

Poetry Wales

1969

vol. 5, no. 2, Winter

Poems: "Shame"; "Symbols"

7

Planet

1970

no. 1, Aug.-Sept.

Poems: "Welsh resort"; "Farm-hand"

5

Poetry Wales

1970

vol. 6, no. 1, Summer

Poem: "Vocation"

7

Theology

1970

vol. 73, no. 605, Nov.

Article by A.M. Allchin: "The poetry of R.S. Thomas"

8

Wave

1970

no. 1, Autumn

Poem: "Broad"

9

Anglo-Welsh review

1971

vol. 19, no. 44, Spring

Poems: "Retrospect"; "Over"

1

Poetry Wales

1971

vol. 7, no. 1, Summer

Poem: "Chat"

7

Critical quarterly

1972

vol. 14, no. 3, Autumn

Article by Calvin Bedient: "On R.S. Thomas"

3

Critical quarterly poetry supplement

1972

 

Poem: "Altars"

3

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Decal

[1972]

no. 1

Poem: "The witness"

3

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Poetry Wales

1972

vol. 7, no. 4, Spring

Issue devoted to R.S. Thomas

7

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Second aeon

[1972]

no. 15

Poem: "Margaret"

8

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Anglo-Welsh review

1973

vol. 22, no. 50, Autumn

Poem: "Salt"

1

Meridian poetry magazine

1973

vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn

Poem: "Inferno"

4

Planet

1973

no. 18-19, Summer

Poems: "Emerging"; "The Flower"

5

Poetry Wales

1973

vol. 8, no. 4, Spring

Review by David Shayer: R.S. Thomas's Young and old

7

Critical quarterly

1974

vol. 16, no. 1, Spring

Poem: "The moon in Lleyn"

3

Poetry Wales

1974

vol. 9, no. 4, Spring

Poem: "Poste-restante"; review by R. George Thomas: R.S. Thomas's Selected poems; review by Lyndon Pugh: R.S. Thomas's What is a Welshman?

7

Spirit

1974-1975

vol. 41, no. 2, Fall-Winter

Poems: "Reservoirs"; "The observer"; "Tenancies"; "Invitation"; "Other"; H'm"; "The fair"

8

Aquarius

1976

no. 8

Poem: "Fishing"

2

Poetry Wales

1976

vol. 12, no. 1, Winter

Poems: "Hesitations"; Star of stage and screen"; "The bush"

7

Anglo-Welsh review

1977

vol. 26, no. 58, Spring

Poem: "Plas difancoll"; essay by Belinda Humfrey: "The gap in the hedge: R.S. Thomas's emblem poetry"

2

Helix

1978

no. 2, Aug.

Poems: "Coming of age"; "So"

11

Lettera, Quaderno 3

1978

no. 15, Febb.

Poems: "Progressions"; "Resource"; "The idea"; "The stone"

4

New poetry

1978

no. 43

Poems: "Gradual"; "Patterns"; "Pluperfect"; "Directions"; photograph and biographical sketch of R.S. Thomas; essay by John Mole: "On the recent poetry of R.S. Thomas"

4

Lettera

1979

no. 18, Ott.

Poems: "The man in the street"; "Coming true"; "On call"; "Mother and Child"

4

Poetry Wales

1979

vol. 14, no. 4, Spring

Poems: "Cancellation"; "Codex"; "Appointments"; Sister Non"; "Nowhere"; "Quest"; essay by Anthony Conran: "R.S. Thomas as a mystical poet"; essay by H.D. Lewis: "The later poetry of R.S. Thomas"; essay by Brian Morris: "Mr. Thomas's present concerns"; review by Andrew Waterman: Closing the shutters: Frequencies and the poetry of R.S. Thomas"; review by Peter Robinson: "The critical forum: R.S. Thomas and Ted Hughes read and discuss selections of their own poems"

7

Anglo-Welsh review

1980

no. 67

Poem: "Fast"; review by Greg Hill: R.S. Thomas, by Moelwyn Merchant; review by Greg Hill: The little review 13-14: R.S. Thomas

2

Helix

1980

no. 5-6, Feb.-Aug.

Poem: "A land"; article: "Suicide of the writers"

11

The little review

1980

vol. 6, no. 1-2, issues 13-14

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems: "Citizen"; "Boom"; "St. John 8"; "History"; essay by Brian Morris: "The topography of R.S. Thomas"; essay by I.R.F. Gordon: "'The adult geometry of the mind': the recent poetry of R.S. Thomas"; essay by Joan F. Adkins: "R.S. Thomas and 'A little point'"; essay by Philip McC. Pittman: "The real language of men: Wordsworth and R.S. Thomas"; essay by Warren W. Wooden: "George Herbert and R.S. Thomas"; essay by John S. Morris: "'The hail of love' - self-recognition in R.S. Thomas"

11

Other branch readings

1981

no. 14, Feb.

Poems: "Retirement"; "Resolution"; The new Noah"; "Fuel" (limited ed. of 100 copies)

4

Poetry Wales

1981

vol. 16, no. 3, Winter

Poem: "The tree"

8

New year poetry supplement (Poetry Book Society)

1982

Dec.

Poems: "Adagio"; "Centuries"

4

Poetry Wales

1982

vol. 17, no. 4, Spring

Poem: "Unposted"

8

Anglo-Welsh review

1983

no. 74

Poem: "The undying"; interview: "R.S. Thomas talks to J.B. Lethbridge"

2

Babel

1983

1

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems and prose by R.S. Thomas, a chronology and a bibliography of works by and about him, on the occasion of his 70th birthday

2

Poetry Wales

1983

vol. 18, no. 3

Poems: "Repertory"; "Feminine gender"; "The big preachers"; "Cybi and Seiriol"; review by Raymond Garlick: Critical writings on R.S. Thomas

8

Poetry Wales

1983

vol. 18, no. 4

Article by James A. Davies: "Participating readers: three poems by R.S. Thomas"; review by John Barnie: R.S. Thomas's Later poems, 1972-1982

8

Planet

1986

no. 55, Feb.-March

Poem: "Fugue for Ann Griffiths"

5

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Poetry Wales

[1987]

vol. 23, no. 2-3

Article by J.P. Ward: "R.S. Thomas's poems of Wales"; review by Tony Brown of R.S. Thomas's Welsh airs; review by A.M. Allchin of The poetry of R.S. Thomas, by J.P. Ward

12

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The Powys review

1987-1988

no. 21

Article by Tony Brown: "'On the screen of eternity': some aspects of the prose of R.S. Thomas"

12

Cloud

1988

no. 1

Poem: "Street song"

2

Mir poets

1988

no. 15

Poems: "The un-born"; "Caught"; "Requests" (limited ed.of 200 copies; signature of R.S. Thomas)

4

The new Welsh review

1988

vol. 1, no. 2, Autumn

Review by Simon Barker: R.S. Thomas's The echoes return slowly

11

Planet

1988

no. 70, Aug.-Sept.

Article: "Unity"

5

Planet

1988

no. 71, Oct.-Nov.

Article by John Barnie: "Beauty and bread"; review by Wyn Binding: J.P. Ward's The poetry of R.S. Thomas

5

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Poetry Wales

[1988]

vol. 24, no. 2

Editorial by Mike Jenkins: "The tussle of the Thomases"; review by Anne Stevenson of R.S. Thomas's The echoes return slow

12

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Planet

1989

no. 73, Feb.-Mar.

Article by K.E. Smith: "Exploring the God-space"; article by Anne Price-Owen: "Provoked by innocence"

5

Planet

1989

no. 76, Aug.-Sept.

Poem: "Nant Gwrtheyrn"; review by Greg Hill of 2 poetry books: "Two for the tourists"

5

The Powys review

1989

no. 23

Review by Edwin Morganof R.S. Thomas's Welsh airs

12

Babel

1990

6

14 poems

11

The new Welsh review

1990

no. 9, vol. 3, no. 1, Summer

Poem: "Insularities"

11

The new Welsh review

1990-1991

no. 11, vol. 3, no. 3, Winter

Essay by Walford Davies: "R.S. Thomas: 'The poem's harsher conditions'"; review by D.Z. Phillips of R.S. Thomas's Counterpoint; review by Walford Gealy of R.S. Thomas's Y Cawr Awenydd

11

Owl

1990

vol. 4, March

Poem: "Monday's child etc"

12

Planet

1990

no. 80, April-May

Poem: "Bleak liturgies"; interview by Ned Thomas with R.S. Thomas: "Probings"

5

Planet

1990-1991

no. 84, Dec.

Article: "Reflections on a speech at Machynlleth"

5

Poetry Wales

1990

vol. 26, no. 1, June

Poem: "Gwallter Mechain"

12

The new Welsh review

1991

no. 12, vol. 3, no. 4, Spring

Essay by D.Z. Phillips: "Poetry and philosophy: a reply"; essay by Walford Davies: "Poetry and philosophy: a rejoinder"

11

Planet

1991

no. 86, April-May

Article by John Barnie on R.S. Thomas's Blwyddyn yn Llŷn: "The candle in the window"

5

Planet

1991-1992

no. 90, Dec. 1991-Jan. 1992

Poem: "Anybody's alphabet"

6

Poetry Wales

1991

vol. 26, no 4, April

Review by Sheenagh Pugh of R.S. Thomas's Counterpoint

12

Planet

1992

no. 92, April-May

Article by Ned Thomas: "R.S. Thomas: the question about technology"

6

Poetry Wales

1992

vol. 28, no. 2, Oct.

Editorial by Richard Poole: "Over the grave's maw"; poems: "Journey"; "Visions"; "Wings"

12

The new Welsh review

1993

no. 20, vol. 5, no. 4, Spring

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems: "Geriatric"; "Dream"; Paul Klee sonata"; essay by A.M. Allchin: "An inexplicable note of hope"; review by Anthony Conran of R.S. Thomas's Collected poems, 1945-1990: "What a passionate poet this man is!"; review by D.Z. Phillips of R.S. Thomas's Mass for Hard Times: "On his knees with his eyes open"; review by Harri Pritchard Jones of The page's drift: R.S. Thomas at 80: "Creating a new centre of consciousness"; review by John Davies of Miraculous simplicity: essays on R.S. Thomas: "The shadow man casts on the screen of eternity"; review by William V. Davis of Critical writings on R.S. Thomas: "American prejudices"; essay by Ruth Anne Henderson: "Translating the silence"

11

Planet

1993

no. 98, April-May

"Article by R.S. Thomas: "Birding"; Welsh poem translated by R.S. Thomas: "Although my flesh is straw"; review by John Ackerman: R.S Thomas's Mass for hard times; review by Meic Stephens: M. Wynn Thomas's Internal difference: literature in twentieth-century Wales

6

Planet

1993

no. 100, Aug.-Sept.

Article by Ned Thomas: "Welsh bards and English reviewers"; review by A.M. Allchin of R.S. Thomas's Collected poems, 1945-1990: "Learning to be silent"

6

Poetry review

1993

vol. 83, no. 2, Summer

Review by Neil Powell of Collected poems, 1945-1990: "The green among the grey"; poem: "All Souls' night"

6

Poetry Wales

1993

vol. 29, no. 1, July

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems: "The general"; "Kierkegaard"; "Sick child"; editorial by Richard Poole: "R.S. Thomas at 80"; poem by Dannie Abse: "Is creation a destructive force?"; essay by C.H. Sisson: "R.S. Thomas: a vivid stubbornness"; essay by Robert Minhinnick: "Living with R.S. Thomas"; poems by John Davies: "R.S. Thomas"; essay by Barbara Hardy: "Imagining R.S. Thomas's amen"; poem by Bryan Aspden: "Travellers in the dream trade"; essay by Bryan Aspden: "Prams"; essay by John Pikoulis: "R.S. Thomas's existential agony"; review by Katie Gramich of R.S. Thomas's Mass for hard times; review by Glenda Beagan of R.S. Thomas's Collected poems

12

Verse

1993

vol. 10, no. 2, Summer

Article by Andrew McNeillie: "The other Thomas"

8

Agenda

1994-1995

vol. 32, no. 3-4, Autumn-Winter

Poem: "Hallowe'en"

1

Planet

1994

no. 104, April-May

Poem: "Bestiary"; review by Wyn Binding of The page's drift: R.S. Thomas at eighty: "Critical perspectives"

6

Poetry review

1995

vol. 85, no. 3, Autumn

Review by Denis Healey: R.S. Thomas's No truce with the furies; poem: "Voyages"

6

Poetry Wales

1995

vol. 30, no. 3, Jan.

Poems: "A species"; "The lesson"; "Bird watching"; essay by John Davies: "'Only the mind to fly with': birds in R.S. Thomas's poetry"

12

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1995

vol. 1

Essay by Jason Walford Davies: "Allusions to Welsh literature in the writing of R.S. Thomas"

9

Planet

1996

no. 116, April-May

Poems: "Calling"; "The gallery"; "Elders"; "Abaty Cwm Hir"

6

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1996

vol. 2

Essay by M. Wynn Thomas: "R.S. Thomas: war poet"; essay by Barbara Prys Williams: "R.S. Thomas's The echoes return slow as autobiography"

9

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1997

vol. 3

[no essays on R.S. Thomas]

9

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New Welsh review

1998

no. 40, Spring

Review by John Pikoulis of R.S. Thomas's Autobiographies: "R.S. Thomases: 'composer of the first radio-active verses'"

13

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1998

vol. 4

Essay by J. Christopher Morgan: "Destinations: roots of hope in R.S. Thomas"; essay by Ben Astley: "'Somewhere between faith and doubt': R.S. Thomas and the poetry of faith deconstructed"; essay by William V. Davis: "'At the foot of the precipice of water ... Sea shapes coming to celebration': R.S. Thomas and Kierkegaard"; essay by Chris Wigginton: "'Welshing on the language': R.S. Thomas, Oliver Reynolds and postmodern Wales"

9

The works

1998

no. 1

Article: "Language, exile, a writer and the future"; transcript of conversation between R.S. Thomas and 10 others

10

New Welsh review

1999

no. 44, Spring

Review by J. Christopher Morgan: "Reality and the dream in the recent poetry of R.S. Thomas"

13

Quarterly Review

1999

vol. 19, no. 3

Article by J.G. McEllhenney: "R.S. Thomas: Poet for turn-of-millennium believers"

8

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1999

vol. 5

[no essays on R.S. Thomas]

10

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2000

vol. 6

[no essay on R.S. Thomas]

10

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New Welsh review

2000/2001

no. 51, Winter

Articles: "Remembering R.S. Thomas"

13

New Welsh review

2001/2002

no. 54, Winter

"R.S. in Munich: Johannes Gramich on how R.S. Thomas is seen in the German-speaking world"13

13

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2001-2002

vol. 7

Essay: "Resident aliens: R.S. Thomas and the anti-modern movement"

10

New Welsh review

2002vo

vol. 58, Autumn

Review by Patrick Crotty of R.S. Thomas's Residues

 

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2003

vol. 8

Essay by David Lloyd: "Making it new: R.S. Thomas and William Carlos Williams"

10

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2004

vol. 9

[no essays on R.S. Thomas]

10

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Periodicals Containing Poems, Essays, and Reviews by R.S. Thomas and Others (sorted by periodical title)

 

 

 

 

Journal Title

Year

Volume/Issue

Title

Box #

Agenda

1965

vol. 4, no. 1, April-May

Poem: “Two versions of a theme”

1

Agenda

1966

vol. 4, no. 5-6, Autumn

Poems: “After the lecture”; “An old flame”

1

Agenda

1994-1995

vol. 32, no. 3-4, Autumn-Winter

Poem: "Hallowe'en"

1

Agenda

1966

vol. 34, no. 1, Spring

Review by John Mole: R.S. Thomas's No truce with the Furies

1

Anglo-Welsh review

1967

vol. 16, no. 37, Spring

Poems: "The fisherman"; "The reader"

1

Anglo-Welsh review

1969

vol. 18, no. 41, Summer

Poems: "The grave"; "Ynys enlli"; letter to the editor

1

Anglo-Welsh review

1971

vol. 19, no. 44, Spring

Poems: "Retrospect"; "Over"

1

Anglo-Welsh review

1973

vol. 22, no. 50, Autumn

Poem: "Salt"

1

Anglo-Welsh review

1977

vol. 26, no. 58, Spring

Poem: "Plas difancoll"; essay by Belinda Humfrey: "The gap in the hedge: R.S. Thomas's emblem poetry"

2

Anglo-Welsh review

1980

no. 67

Poem: "Fast"; review by Greg Hill: R.S. Thomas, by Moelwyn Merchant; review by Greg Hill: The little review 13-14: R.S. Thomas

2

Anglo-Welsh review

1983

no. 74

Poem: "The undying"; interview: "R.S. Thomas talks to J.B. Lethbridge"

2

Anglo-Welsh review international poetry supplement

1965

 

Poem: "Rodri"

2

Annales

1968

vol. 4, no. 1, January

Essay by Marie-Thérèse Castay: "Un poète gallois contemporain: R.S. Thomas"

2

Aquarius

1976

no. 8

Poem: "Fishing"

2

Babel

1983

1

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems and prose by R.S. Thomas, a chronology and a bibliography of works by and about him, on the occasion of his 70th birthday

2

Babel

1990

6

14 poems

11

Cloud

1988

no. 1

Poem: "Street song"

2

Critical quarterly

1962

vol. 4, no. 2, Summer

Poem: "Sick visits"

2

Critical quarterly

1962

vol. 4, no. 4, Winter

Poem by Peter M. Griffith: "Homage to R.S. Thomas"

2

Critical quarterly

1964

vol. 6, no. 3, Autumn

Poems: "Work to do"; "Exile"; "Rose cottage"

3

Critical quarterly

1966

vol. 8, no. 1, Spring

Poems: "The green isle"; "Shrine at Cape Clear"; "Those people"

3

Critical quarterly

1967

vol. 9, no. 4, Winter

Reviews by R.S. Thomas: Barbarous knowledge, by Daniel Hoffmann; W.B. Yeats and Georgian Ireland, by Donald T. Torchiana; T.S. Eliot: moments and patterns, by Leonard Unger; and The craft and art of Dylan Thomas, by William T. Moynihan,

3

Critical quarterly

1968

vol. 10, no. 1-2, Spring-Summer

Poems: "As it is"; "Why?"; "The sailors' hospital, Holyhead"; "No, señor"; "Coto de doñana"; "Burgos"

3

Critical quarterly

1972

vol. 14, no. 3, Autumn

Article by Calvin Bedient: "On R.S. Thomas"

3

Critical quarterly

1974

vol. 16, no. 1, Spring

Poem: "The moon in Lleyn"

3

Critical quarterly poetry supplement

1966

no. 7

Poems: "Pietà"; "In church"; "The moor"

3

Critical quarterly poetry supplement

1967

no. 8

Poems: "Schoonermen"; "The belfry"

3

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Critical quarterly poetry supplement

[1968?]

no. 9

Poems: "Iago Prytherch"; "Meet the family"; "The dark well"; "Walter Llywarch"; "Judgment day"; "Country child"; "Ap Huw's testament"

3

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Critical quarterly poetry supplement

1972

 

Poem: "Altars"

3

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Decal

[1972]

no. 1

Poem: "The witness"

3

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Dock leaves

1951

vol. 2, no. 6, Michaelmas

Poem: "Depopulation of the hills"

3

Dock leaves

1954

vol. 5, no. 14, Summer

Poem: "On hearing a Welshman speak"

3

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Granta

[1966?]

vol. 71, no. 12456

Poem: "He"; "She"

11

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Helix

1978

no. 2, Aug.

Poems: "Coming of age"; "So"

11

Helix

1980

no. 5-6, Feb.-Aug.

Poem: "A land"; article: "Suicide of the writers"

11

Horizon

1941

vol. 4, no. 22, Oct.

Poem: "Homo sapiens 1941"

4

Lettera, Quaderno 3

1978

no. 15, Febb.

Poems: "Progressions"; "Resource"; "The idea"; "The stone"

4

Lettera

1979

no. 18, Ott.

Poems: "The man in the street"; "Coming true"; "On call"; "Mother and Child"

4

Listen

1958

vol. 2, no. 4, Spring

Poem: "A blackbird singing"

4

The little review

1980

vol. 6, no. 1-2, issues 13-14

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems: "Citizen"; "Boom"; "St. John 8"; "History"; essay by Brian Morris: "The topography of R.S. Thomas"; essay by I.R.F. Gordon: "'The adult geometry of the mind': the recent poetry of R.S. Thomas"; essay by Joan F. Adkins: "R.S. Thomas and 'A little point'"; essay by Philip McC. Pittman: "The real language of men: Wordsworth and R.S. Thomas"; essay by Warren W. Wooden: "George Herbert and R.S. Thomas"; essay by John S. Morris: "'The hail of love' - self-recognition in R.S. Thomas"

11

London magazine

1963

vol. 3, no. 9, Dec.

Poem: "The belfry"

4

Meridian poetry magazine

1973

vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn

Poem: "Inferno"

4

Mir poets

1988

no. 15

Poems: "The un-born"; "Caught"; "Requests" (limited ed.of 200 copies; signature of R.S. Thomas)

4

New poetry

1978

no. 43

Poems: "Gradual"; "Patterns"; "Pluperfect"; "Directions"; photograph and biographical sketch of R.S. Thomas; essay by John Mole: "On the recent poetry of R.S. Thomas"

4

The new Welsh review

1988

vol. 1, no. 2, Autumn

Review by Simon Barker: R.S. Thomas's The echoes return slowly

11

The new Welsh review

1990

no. 9, vol. 3, no. 1, Summer

Poem: "Insularities"

11

The new Welsh review

1990-1991

no. 11, vol. 3, no. 3, Winter

Essay by Walford Davies: "R.S. Thomas: 'The poem's harsher conditions'"; review by D.Z. Phillips of R.S. Thomas's Counterpoint; review by Walford Gealy of R.S. Thomas's Y Cawr Awenydd

11

The new Welsh review

1991

no. 12, vol. 3, no. 4, Spring

Essay by D.Z. Phillips: "Poetry and philosophy: a reply"; essay by Walford Davies: "Poetry and philosophy: a rejoinder"

11

The new Welsh review

1993

no. 20, vol. 5, no. 4, Spring

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems: "Geriatric"; "Dream"; Paul Klee sonata"; essay by A.M. Allchin: "An inexplicable note of hope"; review by Anthony Conran of R.S. Thomas's Collected poems, 1945-1990: "What a passionate poet this man is!"; review by D.Z. Phillips of R.S. Thomas's Mass for Hard Times: "On his knees with his eyes open"; review by Harri Pritchard Jones of The page's drift: R.S. Thomas at 80: "Creating a new centre of consciousness"; review by John Davies of Miraculous simplicity: essays on R.S. Thomas: "The shadow man casts on the screen of eternity"; review by William V. Davis of Critical writings on R.S. Thomas: "American prejudices"; essay by Ruth Anne Henderson: "Translating the silence"

11

The new Welsh review

1998

no. 40, Spring

Review by John Pikoulis of R.S. Thomas's Autobiographies: "R.S. Thomases: 'composer of the first radio-active verses'"

13

The new Welsh review

1999

no. 44, Spring

Review by J. Christopher Morgan: "Reality and the dream in the recent poetry of R.S. Thomas"

13

The new Welsh review

2001/2001

no. 51, Winter

Articles: "Remembering R.S. Thomas"

13

The new Welsh review

2001/2002

no. 54, Winter

"R.S. in Munich: Johannes Gramich on how R.S. Thomas is seen in the German-speaking world"

13

The new Welsh review

2002

no. 58, Autumn

Review by Patrick Crotty of R.S. Thomas's Residues

 

New year poetry supplement (Poetry Book Society)

1982

Dec.

Poems: "Adagio"; "Centuries"

4

Other branch readings

1981

no. 14, Feb.

Poems: "Retirement"; "Resolution"; The new Noah"; "Fuel" (limited ed. of 100 copies)

4

Owl

1990

vol. 4, March

Poem: "Monday's child etc"

12

Planet

1970

no. 1, Aug.-Sept.

Poems: "Welsh resort"; "Farm-hand"

5

Planet

1973

no. 18-19, Summer

Poems: "Emerging"; "The Flower"

5

Planet

1986

no. 55, Feb.-March

Poem: "Fugue for Ann Griffiths"

5

Planet

1988

no. 70, Aug.-Sept.

Article: "Unity"

5

Planet

1988

no. 71, Oct.-Nov.

Article by John Barnie: "Beauty and bread"; review by Wyn Binding: J.P. Ward's The poetry of R.S. Thomas

5

Planet

1989

no. 73, Feb.-Mar.

Article by K.E. Smith: "Exploring the God-space"; article by Anne Price-Owen: "Provoked by innocence"

5

Planet

1989

no. 76, Aug.-Sept.

Poem: "Nant Gwrtheyrn"; review by Greg Hill of 2 poetry books: "Two for the tourists"

5

Planet

1990

no. 80, April-May

Poem: "Bleak liturgies"; interview by Ned Thomas with R.S. Thomas: "Probings"

5

Planet

1990-1991

no. 84, Dec.

Article: "Reflections on a speech at Machynlleth"

5

Planet

1991

no. 86, April-May

Article by John Barnie on R.S. Thomas's Blwyddyn yn Llŷn: "The candle in the window"

5

Planet

1991-1992

no. 90, Dec. 1991-Jan. 1992

Poem: "Anybody's alphabet"

6

Planet

1992

no. 92, April-May

Article by Ned Thomas: "R.S. Thomas: the question about technology"

6

Planet

1993

no. 98, April-May

"Article by R.S. Thomas: "Birding"; Welsh poem translated by R.S. Thomas: "Although my flesh is straw"; review by John Ackerman: R.S Thomas's Mass for hard times; review by Meic Stephens: M. Wynn Thomas's Internal difference: literature in twentieth-century Wales

6

Planet

1993

no. 100, Aug.-Sept.

Article by Ned Thomas: "Welsh bards and English reviewers"; review by A.M. Allchin of R.S. Thomas's Collected poems, 1945-1990: "Learning to be silent"

6

Planet

1994

no. 104, April-May

Poem: "Bestiary"; review by Wyn Binding of The page's drift: R.S. Thomas at eighty: "Critical perspectives"

6

Planet

1996

no. 116, April-May

Poems: "Calling"; "The gallery"; "Elders"; "Abaty Cwm Hir"

6

Poet

1969

vol. 10, no. 4, April

Poem: "The need"

6

Poetry review

1993

vol. 83, no. 2, Summer

Review by Neil Powell of Collected poems, 1945-1990: "The green among the grey"; poem: "All Souls' night"

6

Poetry review

1995

vol. 85, no. 3, Autumn

Review by Denis Healey: R.S. Thomas's No truce with the furies; poem: "Voyages"

6

Poetry Wales

1966

vol. 2, no. 3, Winter

Poems: "Traeth Maelgwn"; "Welcome to Wales"

7

Poetry Wales

1968

vol. 4, no. 1, Summer

Poems: Loyalties"; "The need"

7

Poetry Wales

1969

vol. 5, no. 1, Summer

Article by Anthony Conran: "Anglo-Welsh poetry today"; poem: "Headline"

7

Poetry Wales

1969

vol. 5, no. 2, Winter

Poems: "Shame"; "Symbols"

7

Poetry Wales

1970

vol. 6, no. 1, Summer

Poem: "Vocation"

7

Poetry Wales

1971

vol. 7, no. 1, Summer

Poem: "Chat"

7

Poetry Wales

1972

vol. 7, no. 4, Spring

Issue devoted to R.S. Thomas

7

Poetry Wales

1973

vol. 8, no. 4, Spring

Review by David Shayer: R.S. Thomas's Young and old

7

Poetry Wales

1974

vol. 9, no. 4, Spring

Poem: "Poste-restante"; review by R. George Thomas: R.S. Thomas's Selected poems; review by Lyndon Pugh: R.S. Thomas's What is a Welshman?

7

Poetry Wales

1976

vol. 12, no. 1, Winter

Poems: "Hesitations"; Star of stage and screen"; "The bush"

7

Poetry Wales

1979

vol. 14, no. 4, Spring

Poems: "Cancellation"; "Codex"; "Appointments"; Sister Non"; "Nowhere"; "Quest"; essay by Anthony Conran: "R.S. Thomas as a mystical poet"; essay by H.D. Lewis: "The later poetry of R.S. Thomas"; essay by Brian Morris: "Mr. Thomas's present concerns"; review by Andrew Waterman: Closing the shutters: Frequencies and the poetry of R.S. Thomas"; review by Peter Robinson: "The critical forum: R.S. Thomas and Ted Hughes read and discuss selections of their own poems"

7

Poetry Wales

1981

vol. 16, no. 3, Winter

Poem: "The tree"

8

Poetry Wales

1982

vol. 17, no. 4, Spring

Poem: "Unposted"

8

Poetry Wales

1983

vol. 18, no. 3

Poems: "Repertory"; "Feminine gender"; "The big preachers"; "Cybi and Seiriol"; review by Raymond Garlick: Critical writings on R.S. Thomas

8

Poetry Wales

1983

vol. 18, no. 4

Article by James A. Davies: "Participating readers: three poems by R.S. Thomas"; review by John Barnie: R.S. Thomas's Later poems, 1972-1982

8

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Poetry Wales

[1987]

vol. 23, no. 2-3

Article by J.P. Ward: "R.S. Thomas's poems of Wales"; review by Tony Brown of R.S. Thomas's Welsh airs; review by A.M. Allchin of The poetry of R.S. Thomas, by J.P. Ward

12

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Poetry Wales

[1988]

vol. 24, no. 2

Editorial by Mike Jenkins: "The tussle of the Thomases"; review by Anne Stevenson of R.S. Thomas's The echoes return slow

12

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Poetry Wales

1990

vol. 26, no. 1, June

Poem: "Gwallter Mechain"

12

Poetry Wales

1991

vol. 26, no 4, April

Review by Sheenagh Pugh of R.S. Thomas's Counterpoint

12

Poetry Wales

1992

vol. 28, no. 2, Oct.

Editorial by Richard Poole: "Over the grave's maw"; poems: "Journey"; "Visions"; "Wings"

12

Poetry Wales

1993

vol. 29, no. 1, July

Special R.S. Thomas issue. Poems: "The general"; "Kierkegaard"; "Sick child"; editorial by Richard Poole: "R.S. Thomas at 80"; poem by Dannie Abse: "Is creation a destructive force?"; essay by C.H. Sisson: "R.S. Thomas: a vivid stubbornness"; essay by Robert Minhinnick: "Living with R.S. Thomas"; poems by John Davies: "R.S. Thomas"; essay by Barbara Hardy: "Imagining R.S. Thomas's amen"; poem by Bryan Aspden: "Travellers in the dream trade"; essay by Bryan Aspden: "Prams"; essay by John Pikoulis: "R.S. Thomas's existential agony"; review by Katie Gramich of R.S. Thomas's Mass for hard times; review by Glenda Beagan of R.S. Thomas's Collected poems

12

Poetry Wales

1995

vol. 30, no. 3, Jan.

Poems: "A species"; "The lesson"; "Bird watching"; essay by John Davies: "'Only the mind to fly with': birds in R.S. Thomas's poetry"

12

The Powys review

1987-1988

no. 21

Article by Tony Brown: "'On the screen of eternity': some aspects of the prose of R.S. Thomas"

12

The Powys review

1989

no. 23

Review by Edwin Morganof R.S. Thomas's Welsh airs

12

Quarterly review

1999

vol. 19, no. 3

Article by J.G. McEllhenney: "R.S. Thomas: Poet for turn-of-millennium believers"

8

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Second aeon

[1972]

no. 15

Poem: "Margaret"

8

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Spirit

1974-1975

vol. 41, no. 2, Fall-Winter

Poems: "Reservoirs"; "The observer"; "Tenancies"; "Invitation"; "Other"; H'm"; "The fair"

8

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Stand

[1960?]

vol. 4, no. 2

Poem: "Portrait"

8

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Theology

1970

vol. 73, no. 605, Nov.

Article by A.M. Allchin: "The poetry of R.S. Thomas"

8

Verse

1993

vol. 10, no. 2, Summer

Article by Andrew McNeillie: "The other Thomas"

8

Wales

1943

no. 2, Nov.-Dec.

Poems: "The labourer; "A farmer"; "Frost"; "Propaganda"; "Confessions of an Anglo-Welshman"

8

Wales

1945

vol. 4, no. 6, Winter

Poems: "Gideon Pugh"; "The rising of Glyndwr"

8

Wales

1945

vol. 5, no. 7

Article: "The depopulation of the Welsh hill country"

9

Wales

1946

vol. 6, no. 2, June

Poems: "Hiraeth"; "Night and morning"

9

Wales

1946

vol. 6, no. 3, Autumn

Poem: "The old language"; essay: "Some contemporary Scottish writing"

9

Wales

1948

vol. 8, no. 29, May

Poems: "Hill farmer"; Llanddewi Brefi"

9

Wales

1949

vol. 8, no. 30, Nov.

Essay: "A Welsh view of the Scottish renaissance"; poem: "An old woman"

9

Wave

1970

no. 1, Autumn

Poem: "Broad"

9

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1995

vol. 1

Essay by Jason Walford Davies: "Allusions to Welsh literature in the writing of R.S. Thomas"

9

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1996

vol. 2

Essay by M. Wynn Thomas: "R.S. Thomas: war poet"; essay by Barbara Prys Williams: "R.S. Thomas's The echoes return slow as autobiography"

9

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1997

vol. 3

[no essays on R.S. Thomas]

9

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1998

vol. 4

Essay by J. Christopher Morgan: "Destinations: roots of hope in R.S. Thomas"; essay by Ben Astley: "'Somewhere between faith and doubt': R.S. Thomas and the poetry of faith deconstructed"; essay by William V. Davis: "'At the foot of the precipice of water ... Sea shapes coming to celebration': R.S. Thomas and Kierkegaard"; essay by Chris Wigginton: "'Welshing on the language': R.S. Thomas, Oliver Reynolds and postmodern Wales"

9

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

1999

vol. 5

[no essays on R.S. Thomas]

10

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2000

vol. 6

[no essay on R.S. Thomas]

10

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2001-2002

vol. 7

Essay: "Resident aliens: R.S. Thomas and the anti-modern movement"

10

Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2003

vol. 8

Essay by David Lloyd: "Making it new: R.S. Thomas and William Carlos Williams"

10

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Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays

2004

vol. 9

[no essays on R.S. Thomas]

10

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The works

1998

no. 1

Article: "Language, exile, a writer and the future"; transcript of conversation between R.S. Thomas and 10 others

10