W. H. Auden

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 02-21-1907

Died: 09-29-1973

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

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AUDEN, WYSTAN HUGH.  Appointed for creative writing in the field of poetry; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1942 (postponed).

Born February 21, 1907, in England. Education:  University of Oxford, B.A., 1928.

Assistant Master, 1930–32, Larchfield Academy, Helensburgh, Scotland; Assistant Master, 1932–35, Downs School, Colwall, Worcestershire, England; Assistant Director, 1925–26, General Post Office Unit, London; Lecturer, 1940–41, New School for Social Research; Associate Professor of English, 1941–42, University of Michigan.

Publications:  Poems, 1930; The Orators, 1932; On This Island, 1936; Another Time, 1940; The Double Man, 1941. In collaboration with Christopher Isherwood: The Dog Beneath the Skin, 1935; The Ascent of F6, 1937; On the Frontier, 1938, and Journey to a War, 1939; with Louis MacNiece: Letters from Iceland, 1938; with Cuthbert Worsely: Education, 1939. Editor of The Oxford Book of Light Verse, 1938; co-editor of The Poet’s Tongue, 1936.


National Book, Poetry, 1956
Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 1948