Thursday, October 21, 2010

Helter Skelter Dylan Thomas

Recently I was flicking through a copy of Jess Bravin’s, Squeaky: The Life and Times Of Lynette Alice Fromme, a fascinating biography of the Manson Family stalwart and cheerleader in-chief. As well as hooking up with the Manson Family she would also later attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford. What a girl. Turns out that Squeaky Fromme is a big fan of our very own Dylan Thomas. He was her favourite poet during her schooldays and even inspired her to begin penning her own verses, one of which appeared in her school’s literary magazine. Academi, or somebody, really should fly her over here for a reading - it would be quite cool.