Saturday, February 21, 2015

On this day in 1907, poet W.H. Auden was born

On this day in 1907, poet W.H. Auden was born in York, England.

From 1953-1972, the Pulitzer prize-winning author lived in a "notoriously disheveled" apartment at 77 St. Marks Place -- in the same building Leon Trotsky worked as a journalist for Novy Mir (The New World) magazine in 1917.

Auden, a devout Episcopalian, was a frequent patron of St. Mark’s Church.