Dennis Wilson (poet)

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Dennis Wilson
Born25 June 1921
Died28 June 2022

Dennis B. Wilson (25 June 1921 – 28 June 2022) was 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 polygamous father's 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 series was his real-life niece, actress Ruth Wilson, portraying her grandmother.

Wilson turned 100 in June 2021,[3] and died on 28 June 2022, at the age of 101.[4]


  • 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.


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