Gwynn ap Gwilym

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Gwynn ap Gwilym (born 1955) is a Welsh language poet, novelist, editor and translator.

He was born in Bangor but raised in Machynlleth, in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. H was educated at University of Wales, University of Ireland, Gaillimh and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, with an MA degree.

An Anglican clergyman, he is also a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was Parish rector of the Upper Dyfi Valley (churches Mallwyd, Cemaes Bay, Llanymawddwy, Darowen and llanbrynmair). He lectured part-time at the former United Theological College Aberystwyth.[1]

In 1983 he won the Welsh Arts Council prize for his volume of poetry, "Grassholm", and in 1986 he was Poet Chair at the National Eisteddfod in Fishguard for his ode, "The Cloud".[2]



  • Blodeugerdd o farddoniaeth Gymraeg yr ugeinfed ganrif, editors Gwynn ap Gwilym, Alan Llwyd, Gomer, 1987, ISBN 978-0-86383-349-6


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