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Poetry appreciation

LONDON SE13: World Poets - W H Auden

Date: Wednesday 1 November, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: £12.50
Venue address:
The Crypt, St Margaret's Church, Brandram Road, off Lee Terrace, Blackheath Village, London SE13 5EA

Publicity material for this event says:

W H Auden was a giant among poets of his generation, a master-craftsman of metrical rhythms you can feel running like Swiss clockwork through his verse lines, and a wonderfully adventurous organist of the English language.

Nourished by his native Yorkshire and the treasures of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English, traveller to Iceland, China, Spain and Berlin, close-quarters commentator on politics, religion, philosophy, art and human relations, Auden translated his gifted perceptions into some of the finest and most substantial poems England and the world have ever seen.

The experience of hearing him read from his work was tantamount to a conversion.

"How very much we enjoyed your Auden Night. We were interested, intrigued, challenged and stimulated, and went home and got out our old Audens to re-read".
(Sallyann Halstead, at Auden Night in Taunton, November 2016)


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