Gwynn ap Gwilym

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Gwynn ap Gwilym (1955 – 31 July 2016)[1] was a Welsh poet, novelist, editor and translator.

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

An Anglican clergyman, he was 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.[2]

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".[3]

Gwilym died on 31 July 2016 from cancer.[1]



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


  1. ^ a b Mosalski, Ruth (31 July 2016). "Tributes paid to Reverend Gwynn ap Gwilym". Wales Online. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  2. ^ "BBC CYMRU'R BYD - Adloniant - Llyfrau". July 25, 2002. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  3. ^ Gwilym, Gwynn. "Rhestr o Awduron". Archived from the original on 19 September 2007. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 

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