Interesting account of how a longstanding literary critic (aka hack) could suddenly begin to write high-level poetry. Key was Thomas’ involvement with a group of poets working alongside one another, especially Robert Frost. The story is embedded in the wider account of Thomas’ life – a difficult man who had a difficult life, not noticeably improved by high art.
The biography fulfilled an important part of any such work: it made me want to read more of the poems. But my personal sympathies were with Mrs. Thomas.