Donald Evans

British poet

1940   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Lampeter Campus
occupation: poet

Donald Evans (born 1940) is a Welsh poet, who writes in the Welsh language. Evans comes from Talgarreg in Ceredigion, and was born on a farm. After going to school at Aberaeron, he obtained his degree in Welsh from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Between 1966 and 1972 he produced the periodical Y Cardi. He won the "double" of crown and chair twice, once at the 1977 National Eisteddfod of Wales and again in 1980; he is one of only three poets to have achieved this "double double".In 2006 Evans was awarded a PhD by the University of Wales, Lampeter, for his work on strict-metre Welsh poetry submitted to eisteddfodau in the years 1955 - 1999.
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