Vernon Watkins

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Birthday
27, 1906
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Oct 8, 1967 (61)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1906
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Oct 8, 1967 (61)

About

Twentieth-century Welsh poet, artist, and translator who published Ballad of the Mari Llwyd in 1941.

Before Fame

He could read by the age of four and decided at age five that he wanted to be a poet.

Trivia

He suffered from a heart condition but refused to let his illness stop him from playing tennis. Sadly, he died in Seattle at the age of sixty-one, while playing his favorite sport.

Family Life

He married Gwen Watkins, whom he had met in England during World War II. The couple had five children.

Associated With

He was a close friend of poet Dylan Thomas.