Stephen Spender

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Birthday
28, 1909
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 16, 1995 (86)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1909
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 16, 1995 (86)

About

British poet, author, and 1965 United States Poet Laureate who is famous for his social justice-themed works. His numerous poetry collections include Ruins and Visions, Dolphins, and The Generous Days.

Before Fame

He studied at University College, Oxford, but never graduated.

Trivia

He was knighted in 1983.

Family Life

He had romantic relationships with both men and women and was married twice: to Inez Maria Pearn and to the pianist Natasha Litvin, with whom he had a daughter.

Associated With

He was a friend of poet W.H. Auden, who also served as one of Spender's major literary influences.

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