|born on||22 September 1923 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Cardiff, Wales, 51n29, 3w13|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||28°34' 01°01 Asc. 08°57'|
He is the younger brother of politician and reformer Leo Abse and the eminent psychoanalyst, Wilfred Abse.
Although best known as a poet, Abse worked in the medical field, and was a specialist at a chest clinic for over thirty years. He has received numerous literary awards and fellowships for his writing. In 1989, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Wales.
Abse was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to poetry and literature.
Sy Scholfield quotes him in "Coch is Welsh for red. So what does Castell mean?" by Dannie Abse, Western Mail, 27 December 2003, p. 9: "'But you were born mid-afternoon,' my mother told me. 'Very convenient.'"
- Vocation : Medical : Other Medical Vocations (Specialist at a chest clinic)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet