Euros Bowen

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Euros Bowen (12 September 1904 – 2 April 1988) was a Welsh language poet.

Born in Treorchy, and a brother of the poet Geraint Bowen, he was educated in the Presbyterian College, Carmarthen, and later at the University of Wales (initially at University College, Aberystwyth before transferring to University College, Swansea), Mansfield College, Oxford and St Catherine's College, Oxford. He became an Anglican clergyman initially in Llangywer and was eventually Rector of Llanuwchllyn in Merionethshire. He retired to Wrexham.

Euros Bowen won the bardic Crown at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1948 for O'r Dwyrain and again in 1950 for Difodiant.[1]

He edited the literary journal, Y Fflam, 1946-1952.[2]


  • Oes y Medwsa (1987)
  • Lleidr Tân
  • Buarth Bywyd
  • Trin Cerddi


  1. ^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) pg77 ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6
  2. ^ Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (1986), p. 199.


  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry: Patrick Thomas, ‘Bowen, Euros (1904–1988)’, first published Sept 2004, 690 words