Poems

Jeremy Gadd: ‘The Missing Biscuits’ and ‘Dylan’s Dad’

Dylan’s Dad Dylan Thomas’ learned but distant Dad, was an aspirant poet and performer who, to his dismay, made his living each day teaching English to Welsh school children. They say some do while others teach and, as DJ’s chubby child would never play rugby for Wales, he instilled in him his own love of literature and language and, like a stage-mother, lived vicariously through his son, constantly encouraging, critiquing and amending the results of his nascent craft and, as the child endlessly strived to please his remote but admired father, he lived to see the boy become what he…

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