David Gwilym Anthony


David Gwilym Anthony's Poetry Site

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David Gwilym Anthony

I was born in Ffestiniog, North Wales, brought up in Hull and educated at Hull Grammar School before going on to study modern history at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

I’m drawn to the creative tension between form and content so mostly write in rhyme and metre. There are various poetry forms in this book: sonnet, triolet, roundel, ballad, double dactyl, villanelle, hymnal stanza and limerick, along with some of my own creation and a few Japanese tanka.

My life’s been spent in the near aura of famous poets: Dafydd ap Gwilym, greatest of the Welsh bards; Philip Larkin, one-time librarian of Hull University; Andrew Marvell, a fellow-alumnus of Hull Grammar School.  I now live with my wife in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, a stone’s throw from the churchyard where Thomas Gray is buried; still hoping that one day something of these poets will rub off on me.

I work as chairman of a financial services company and as a councillor on South Bucks District Council.


Passing through the Woods