His book of poetry, Running Late received the Roland Mathais Prize in 2007. The Presence was the winner of the prestigious Wales Book of the Year award for 2008. In 2009 Abse brought out a volume of collected poetry. In the same year, he received the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award. Abse was a judge for the inaugural 2010 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.
He was awarded a CBE in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to poetry and literature.
|Dannie Abse at the FPM for the 2010 Hippocrates Prize judging|