Epistle to a Godson and Other Poems

Finalist, National Book Awards 1973 for Poetry

cover of Epistle to a Godson and Other Poems by W H Auden

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He moved to Birmingham during childhood and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. As a young man he was influenced by the poetry of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, as well as William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Old English verse. More about this author >

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