Laureate - 1971

Wystan Hugh Auden



He was born in York, on 21 November 1907, and died in Vienna on 17 June 1973. An English poet in the spotlight with his four plays in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood who used the experience of an ‘epic theatre’ by Bertol Brecht in his testimonial presentation of ideas. Works: Poems (1930), Orators (1932), The Dance of Death (1933), Look, Stranger! (1936), Spain (1937). He also wrote the epic poems: A New-Year Letter; he Sea and the Mirror, An Age of Anxiety published between 1941 and 1948.