W. H. Auden

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W.H. Auden (right) with Christopher Isherwood in 1939

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was a Anglo-American poet. He was born in York and moved to Harborne, Birmingham in 1908. He wrote several famous poems such as Funeral Blues, and As I Walked Out One Evening. He signed his works W. H. Auden. He died in Vienna, Austria and is buried in Kirchstetten.[1]

Auden was an Anglican[2] and was gay. He married Erika Mann in 1935 to enable her to escape Nazi Germany. His partner from 1946 until his death was Chester Kallman (1921-1975).[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Poets' Graves
  2. W. H. Auden's wisdom, faith and humor