21 February 1907
Wystan Hugh Auden, British (later American) poet, was born in York
, the youngest of three brothers.
As he later related in Letters from Iceland
, the schoolboy WHA, asked by a friend in the course of an argument whether he wrote poetry, decided at once that he would
7 February 1940
WHA published Another Time
, a volume which contained many of his best-known poems, including "On the Death of W. B. Yeats
", "Musée des Beaux Arts", and "Lullaby".
WHA's Thank You, Fog: Last Poems
was posthumously published with the dedication he had already given it to Michael
and Marny Yates.