Twentieth-century Welsh poet, artist, and translator who published Ballad of the Mari Llwyd in 1941.
He could read by the age of four and decided at age five that he wanted to be a poet.
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.
He married Gwen Watkins, whom he had met in England during World War II. The couple had five children.
He was a close friend of poet Dylan Thomas.