BFF: W.H. Auden and J.R.R. Tolkien. Our favorite poet and our favorite fantasy master? It's too good to be true! Yup, folks, Auden was best buds with Tolkien (of Lord of the Rings fame). And he was a big fan of the little folk, as well. Read what he has to say about Frodo Baggins in his New York Times' review of Lord of the Rings.
Auden Conquers America? To hear the New York Sun tell it, Auden's immigration to America (he hopped across the pond in the 1930s) starts an entire new generation of American culture. You could call it the Auden Age. In fact, that's just what this author does. See how Auden's shaped your American life here.