This year, as part of International Dylan Thomas Day, 14 May, I was able to realise a recent dream of mine – to create the world’s longest love poem. Not by my own hand, but by the combined pens of people around the world, as part of Love The Words, the literary competition element of Dylan Day.


Thanks to writers from all around the world, we managed to beat the current record and create that poem, which you can view now on Discover Dylan, the website of Dylan’s grand-daughter, Hannah Ellis.

Entitled The Love Club (after a phrase from the poem), Hannah and myself collated the poem from all of the many entries.

If you entered but don’t see your entry included, please email Hannah at to get this remedied.

Enjoy the poem! Here is is: 

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