W. H. Auden

Born: 1907

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) was born in York, England and studied English at Christ Church, Oxford. He taught in British public schools and travelled widely before becoming an American citizen and teaching at various American universities. His first collection Poems, published in 1930, garnered wide public acclaim and he continued to publish before becoming a Professor of poetry at Oxford University. Auden was famous for writing in a remarkably wide range of styles and forms. Source