Dannie Abse
Name: Dannie Abse
Occupation: Poet
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 22, 1923
Death Date: Sep 28, 2014 (age 91)
Age: Aged 91
Country: Wales
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse was born on September 22, 1923 in Wales (91 years old). Dannie Abse is a Poet, zodiac sign: Virgo. Nationality: Wales. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Trivia

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.

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Before Fame

He studied medicine in Wales and England and worked as a medical specialist for thirty years.

Biography

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1934

Abse was a passionate supporter of Cardiff City football club. He first went to watch them play in 1934 and many of his writings refer to his experiences watching and lifelong love of the team known as "The Bluebirds".

1949

His first volume of poetry, After Every Green Thing, was published in 1949. His autobiographic work, Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve, was published in 1954. He won the Welsh Arts Council Award in both 1971 and 1987, and the Cholmondeley Award in 1985. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature from 1983. In a foreword to Collected Poems 1948–1976, Abse noted that his poems are increasingly "rooted in actual experience," both domestic and professional, and many display a reconciliation between Jewish and Welsh themes and traditions.

1989

Although best known as a poet, Abse worked in the medical field, and was a physician in a chest clinic for over thirty years. He received numerous literary awards and fellowships for his writing. In 1989, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Wales.

2005

In 2005, his wife Joan was killed in a car accident, while Abse suffered a broken rib. His poetry collection, Running Late, was published in 2006, and The Presence, a memoir of the year after his wife died, was published in 2007; it won the 2008 Wales Book of the Year award. The book was later dramatised for BBC Radio 4. He was awarded the Roland Mathias prize for Running Late.

2009

In 2009, Abse brought out a volume of collected poetry. In the same year, he received the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award. Abse was a judge for the inaugural 2010 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Abse was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to poetry and literature.

2014

Abse died on 28 September 2014, six days after his 91st birthday.

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