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Creator / W. H. Auden

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'Oh stand, stand at the window,'
As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked neighbor
With your crooked heart. '
—"As I Walked Out One Evening"

W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973) (W.H. being short for Wystan Hugh) was an English/American poet and playwright.

Had a huge influence in the tone and structure of modern poetry, and on the poets surrounding him during his time. In turn, he was influenced by T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Dante, and W. B. Yeats.

Notable Works Include:

  • Poems (1930)
  • Look, Stranger! (1936)
  • Another Time (1940)
  • The Sea and the Mirror (1943)
  • Nones (1952)
  • Homage to Clio (1960)
  • About the House About the House (1965)
  • City Without Walls (1969)


Poems of his you might recognize:

  • "As I Walked Out One Evening"
  • "Musee des Beaux Arts"
  • "Funeral Blues"
  • "September 1, 1939"
  • "The Unknown Citizen"
  • "In Memory of W.B. Yeats"