Gerallt Lloyd Owen

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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.[1] 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.[2]

Owen died on 15 July 2014 in hospital age 69.[3]



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