In my craft or sullen art; Commissioned by Poems on the Underground. Dylan THOMAS.

In my craft or sullen art; Commissioned by Poems on the Underground

London: British Council, n.d. [2014?]. Panel poster, 27 x 60cm, light grey paper printed in two tones (dove grey and dark grey); Poem fills most of the poster with acknowledgements running along the foot, specifically: Compton Poetry Fund, Faber and Faber, The British Library (Zweig Foundation), The British Council, Queen Mary College, London, designed by MPD London College of Printing, Typeset by APT Photoset, Printed by First Impression. Reprinted with permission of J.C.Dent from Collected Poems 1934-52.

Top left corner a little soft, gently creased along foot and with a 5mm vertical tear. Item #1237

First published in 1946 in the collection Deaths and Entrances, "In my craft or sullen art" describes the poet who writes for the sake of their craft rather than material gain or recognition. Published as part of the popular Poems on the Underground series that has been running since 1986. No publication date, but most likely printed in 2014 for the 100 year celebration of Dylan’s birth. The series was the idea of three writers, Judith Chernaik, Gerard Benson, and Cicely Herbert whose aim was to bring poetry to a wider audience. According to the London Transport Museum online, "Panel posters were produced for display in Underground car interiors, as well as on the inside and outside of buses and trams. Because they did not have to fit a standard frame or wall space, they are smaller than other poster formats and vary slightly in size."

Price: $20.00

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