Top 20 Poet celebrities in Wales
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Poet celebrities [Updated February 26, 2021].
ClickForTaz was born
on October 27, 1993
in Cardiff, Wales.
She started doing guest appearances and performing her spoken poetry live in 2016.
Dannie Abse was born
on September 22, 1923
He was born into a Jewish family in Wales and was the younger brother of Wilfred Abse, a psychoanalyst. His other brother, Leo Abse, was a prominent politician.
Alun Lewis was born
on July 1, 1915
He died in Burma from a self-inflicted, accidental gunshot wound to the head.
Glyn Jones was born
on February 28, 1905
He was given an award in 1971 by the Arts Council of Wales and was elected President of the Welsh Academy a few years later.
Ruth Manning Sanders was born
on August 21, 1886
She and her husband worked for Rosaire's traveling circus during the early years of their marriage.
Gillian Clarke was born
on June 8, 1937
She grew up in Wales as an English speaker and learned the Welsh language in her early adulthood.
George Herbert was born
on April 3, 1593
His poem "The Altar" is a pattern poem: it is printed on the page in a visual form that resembles an altar.
Dylan Thomas was born
on October 27, 1914
in Swansea, Wales.
He read and performed his poetic works throughout the United States during the early 1950s. Tragically, he died at the young age of thirty-nine while on the New York leg of his American literary tour.
Arthur William Symons was born
on February 28, 1865
He had a psychological breakdown in 1909 and, as he recounts in Confessions: A Study in Pathology, published hardly any work for over twenty years.
William Henry Davies was born
on July 3, 1871
He spent many years as a vagrant in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
RS Thomas was born
on March 29, 1913
His popular late works, which focused on Welsh culture, sold close to 20,000 copies each in Great Britain.
Vernon Watkins was born
on June 27, 1906
He suffered from a heart condition but refused to let his illness stop him from playing tennis. Sadly, he died in Seattle at the age of sixty-one, while playing his favorite sport.
Waldo Williams was born
on September 30, 1904
He was a pacifist during the Korean War era and was later arrested for refusing to pay his taxes.