Dennis Wilson (poet)

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Dennis B. Wilson (born June 1921) is a British poet known mainly for his writings as a soldier in World War II. Poems he wrote during the 1944 Normandy landings were published for the first time in 2012 by Kultura Press with the assistance of Tim Crook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College who was working on a biography of Wilson's father, the writer and spy Alexander Wilson.[1] His mother was Alexander Wilson's first wife, Gladys.[1]

He had two siblings, and has four half-siblings through his father's bigamous further three marriages.[2]

In 2018 he was depicted by the actor Patrick Kennedy in the BBC drama about Alexander Wilson, Mrs Wilson. Also appearing in the play was his real-life niece, the actress Ruth Wilson.


  • The Poetry of a Marriage. Kultura Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0954289973.
  • Haughtyculture or the Gardening Muse. Kultura Press. 2011. ISBN 978-0954289997.
  • Elegy of a Common Soldier and Other Poems. Kultura Press. 2012. ISBN 978-1908842008.
  • A Celebration of Children. Kultura Press. 2012. ISBN 978-1908842015.
  • From Bard To Verse and Poetic Epics. Kultura Press. 2012. ISBN 978-1908842022.


  1. ^ a b Kirby, Terry. "The strange and secretive life of Alexander Wilson". The Independent. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ Griffiths, Eleanor Bley. "What is the real-life story behind Ruth Wilson's new BBC drama Mrs Wilson?". Radio Times. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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