Joseph Auslander

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Birthday
11, 1897
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 22, 1965 (67)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
11, 1897
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 22, 1965 (67)

About

American poet, author, and translator whose works include Hell in Harness and Sunrise Trumpets. He was appointed in 1937 as the first Poet Laureate of the United States; he held the position until 1941.

Before Fame

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later lived in Florida. He published his debut poetry collection, Sunrise Trumpets, in 1924.

Trivia

His writings form a special collection at the University of Miami.

Family Life

He was married to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Audrey Wurdemann. The couple settled in Washington D.C.'s Cathedral Heights neighborhood.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary of English Poet Laureate John Masefield.

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