Dannie Abse Brings Jewish Twist to Wales


Dannie Abse
Though “What will survive of us is love” comes from his captious contemporary, Philip Larkin, the line might stand for the life and career of Welsh-Jewish poet Dannie Abse. Having turned 88 last September, Abse was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the 2012 New Year Honours, “for services to poetry and literature.” With a new collection, “In Extra Time,” out in April from London’s Enitharmon Press, as well as a January reprint of his enchanting anthology, “Ode to Love: 100 Poems of Love & Lust,” from Portico Publishing, Abse is a benevolently omnipresent caregiver in verse, an appropriate status given his longtime day job as a pulmonologist at a chest clinic in London.
Dannie Abse at Hay Festival 2012
The great Welsh and Jewish poet and doctor Dannie Abse will be in coversation with Dai Smith, discussing his remarkable autobiography Goodbye Twentieth Century at Hay Festival on Thursday 7 June 2012. 
Visit the festival's event page to book tickets: http://www.hayfestival.com/p-4816-dannie-abse-talks-to-dai-smith.aspx

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