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OK, OK: it's not a scandal about the poet himself. Don't get too excited. But if you want to see what's been going down in the Auden fan world, check out the W.H. Auden Society here. Believe us, it's good!
Don't worry, there's an app for that. (Or at least a Facebook page.) We're card carrying members. You should be, too.
The Academy of American Poets runs a pretty tight ship…so when they include info about a poet, you know it's good stuff. Check out their site, which includes an Auden bio, a bunch of poems, and even some recordings.
Here's the BBC's version of Auden's bio, along with extensive links to all things Auden. And all things British. And, well, everything else.
This one's a gem, folks: the New York Public Library's got an audio recording of an entire reading by W.H. Auden. It's about 54 minutes long…or just long enough to replace your favorite sitcom with some honest-to-goodness poetry!
The BBC has an Auden love fest on a fairly regular basis. Here's one of their latest offerings (featuring an audio recording of some of Auden's poems).
A BBC interview with the man himself.
Wanna see what all the fuss is about? Check out Peter Breughel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus here.
Auden looks like a man who did some hard livin'. You can scope him out here.