Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse, poet and doctor is a former President of the Poetry Society. He has written over thirty books including poetry, memoir, fiction, plays and criticism. His memoir The Presence was Wales Book of the Year and he is a recipient of the Wilfred Owen Award. He was awarded a CBE in 2012.
A Life in Verse

This session combined an interview and readings, Ruth Padel and Dannie Abse covered writing, love, humour and the role of art, along with the Abse’s latest book, The Presence, a stark and moving literary confrontation with absence and loss.

This was a wonderful opportunity to hear the wit and wisdom of two of Britain’s most distinguished poets.

Dannie Abse Speak, Old Parrot

Poet Dannie Abse returned to Jewish Book Week with a new collection for his 90th Birthday year on love, medicine, the passing of time and Jewish folk tradition. At its autobiographical heart is a vision of human possibilities, a delight in things seen and achieved and an awareness of the transience of it all. With readings by Diana Hoddinott.