Monday, February 21, 2022

Feb. 21: W.H. Auden, British-American poet


W.H. Auden (1907-1973) was an British-American poet and essayist whose common themes included love ("Funeral Blues," which begins, "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone..."), political and social themes ("September 1, 1939" and "The Shield of Achilles"), cultural and psychological themes (the long poem The Age of Anxiety, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1947), and religion ("For the Time Being" and "Horae Canonicae").


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