Gerallt Lloyd Owen
Gerallt Lloyd Owen (6 November 1944 – 15 July 2014) was a Welsh-language poet, considered to be one of the best "strict-metre poets" in Wales. He began as a "political poet" in the 1960s, often using medieval forms or imagery for purposes of promoting Welsh nationalism. His political works at times satirized the failings of the Welsh people, or Welsh history, rather than simply praising them. One of his later works, Afon, is more about childhood. and part of it is quoted in a document on early children's education in Wales.
Owen died on 15 July 2014 in hospital at 3:30 pm.
- Literary devolution: writing in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England by Elinor S. Shaffer, pp. 76–79.
- An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies by Trisha Maynard, Nigel Thomas, pp. 126–27.
- BBC Staff (15 July 2014) "Gerald Lloyd Owen is dead," BBC (London) captured at 17:41 on 15 July 2014 (in Welsh). Literature Wales Archived 2011-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.