Lewis, Alun

Lewis, Alun

▪ Welsh poet
born July 1, 1915, Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales
died March 5, 1944, Goppe Pass, Arakan, Burma [Myanmar]

      at his early death one of the most promising Welsh poets, who described his experiences as an enlisted man and then an officer during World War II.

      The son of a schoolmaster, Lewis grew up in a mining valley of South Wales, where he forged a bond of sympathy with the impoverished coal miners. Scholarships enabled him to attend the universities of Aberystwyth and Manchester. He worked as a schoolteacher before entering the army shortly after the outbreak of the war. Most of the poems in Raiders' Dawn (1942) are about army life in training camps in England, as are the short stories in The Last Inspection (1942). Ha! Ha! Among the Trumpets (1945) contains the verse he wrote after leaving England for military duty in the East, where he was killed. Letters from India (1946) and Selected Poetry and Prose (1966) were also published posthumously.

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