Country of origin: UK
Born and educated in Cardiff, Wales, Abse qualified in London as physician, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., in 1950. After serving in the Royal Air Force, he began a hybrid career of medicine (part time radiologist in a London chest clinic), and writing. In addition to his many literary works, he edited the anthology Mavericks (1957) and The Hutchinson Book of Post-War Poets (1989), was Writer-in-Residence at Princeton Univesity (1973-74) and president of the Poetry Society (1978), toured in the United States and Canada, lectured (2nd J.R.R. Tolkien Lecture in London (1981)), gave readings, made recordings (Poets of Wales, Argo (1972)), was a contributing editor of Literature and Medicine; and along the way received numerous awards, including the Foyle Award (1960) and a Borestone Mountain Poetry Award (1962).
A small desperation (1968)
Ask the bloody horse (1986)
Intermittent journals (1994)
Mavericks : an anthology (edited with Howard Sergeant) (1957)
Miscellany one (1981)
Tenants of the house (1957)
The dogs of Pavlov (1973)
The two roads taken (2003)
Walking under water (1952)
Way out in the centre (1981)
Curtis, T. Dannie Abse. University of Wales Press; 1985.
Cohen, J. The Poetry of Dannie Abse - Critical Essays and Reminiscences. London: Robson Books, Ltd.; 1983.
The View from Row G (1990)
Three Questor Plays (1967)
Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve (1954)
O. Jones, O. Jones (1970)
Some Corner of an English Field (1956)
There Was a Young Man from Cardiff (1991)
A Poet in the Family (1974)
A Strong Dose of Myself (1983)
Medicine on Trial (1967)
Collected poems, 1948-1976 (1977)