Donald Evans (Welsh poet)

Donald Evans (born 1940) is a Welsh poet, who writes in the Welsh language.

Evans comes from Talgarreg in Ceredigion, and was born on a farm.[1] After going to school at Aberaeron, he obtained his degree in Welsh from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.[2] Between 1966 and 1972 he produced the periodical Y Cardi. He won the "double" of crown and chair twice, once at the 1977 National Eisteddfod of Wales and again in 1980; he is one of only three poets to have achieved this "double double".[3]

In 2006 Evans was awarded a Ph. D. by the University of Wales, Lampeter, for his work on strict-metre Welsh poetry submitted to eisteddfodau in the years 1955 - 1999.[4]



  1. ^ Modern Poetry in Translation. King's College London. 1995. p. 39.
  2. ^ Donald Evans (16 December 1991). Rhydwen Williams. University of Wales Press. p. 83.
  3. ^ National Museum of Wales: Some facts and figures regarding Gorsedd ceremonies. Accessed 7 January 2014
  4. ^ University of Wales, Lampeter, since 2010, known as University of Wales Trinity St David UOA 56 - Celtic Studies: RA5a: Research environment and esteem.Accessed 7 January 2014