The passing poet

That rumble you just heard was the centenary of the birth of poet W.H. Auden as it passed through the few remaining publications that take note of such things. Looking through the tributes being paid to Auden, I realize once again that I need more poetry in my life and that my duty as a reader is to get up to speed on the poets I’ve missed. W.H. Auden, for example. Of all the articles I’ve read, this piece by James Fenton in the Guardian is far and away the best, so far.

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