Henry Reed

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Birthday
22, 1914
Birthplace
Birmingham, England
Death Date
Dec 8, 1986 (72)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1914
Birthplace
Birmingham, England
Death Date
Dec 8, 1986 (72)

About

British poet, author, and translator best known for his witty poem "Lessons of the War." Another of his popular poems, the satirical "Chard Whitlow," appeared sometime later.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Birmingham and subsequently held positions in teaching and journalism.

Trivia

He produced and wrote for the "Hilda Tablet" BBC radio series in the 1950s.

Family Life

He was born in Birmingham, England and studied in Aston before working as a Japanese translator during World War II.

Associated With

He became acquainted with W.H. Auden at the University of Birmingham.