One of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, Dylan Thomas prepared this collection of ninety poems shortly before his early death in 1953. These are the poems he felt best represented his work, and this revised edition (originally published as The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas in 1953 by New Directions) honors the 50th anniversary of the poet's death. In addition to the textual corrections in this revised edition, a short chronology of the poet's life and an index of titles and first lines have been added, as well as the unfinished poem "In Country Heaven." Thomas wrote in his "Note" to this volume that these poems "are written for the love of Man and in praise of God." His striking and singular poetic voice sings in such poems as the passionate reflection on his youth, "Fern Hill": ....Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, Time held me green and dying Though I sang in my chains like the sea.Thomas, Dylan is the author of 'Selected Poems 1934-1952' with ISBN 9780811215428 and ISBN 0811215423.