Peter Thabit Jones

Peter Thabit Jones was born in Wales and raised by his maternal grandparents. He is the author of fourteen books, several of which have been reprinted and four published in Romania. His work has been translated into over twenty languages.

In March 2008 Peter’s first American publisher, Stanley H. Barkan, organised a six week poetry reading tour for Peter and Dylan Thomas’s daughter, Aeronwy. The pair gave readings and workshops from New York to California, at many universities and art venues. They also co-authored The Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village, New York. In December 2012, Peter was one of just eight people invited to meet His Royal Highness Prince Charles at the Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea. In 2014, he was a participant in a number of DT100 events in the UK and in America celebrating the Centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas

Peter is the Founder and Editor of The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine, which publishes poetry, translations and articles from around the world, and the accompanying The Seventh Quarry Publishing Press, which publishes international  books of poetry, prose, and art.

He is the recipient of the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry (The Society of Authors, London), The Society of Authors Award, The Royal Literary Fund Award (London) and an Arts Council  of Wales Award. He has been a prize winner in several UK and international poetry competitions. Most Recently he received the Ted  Slade Award for Service to Poetry in 2016 by The Poetry Kit (UK) and the Homer European Medal for Poetry and Art in 2017.

Begining in 2010 and through to the present, Peter has resided for periods of time at Big Sur, California, as writer-in-residence.

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