Stephen Spender was a member of the generation of British poets who came to prominence in the 1930s, a group-sometimes referred to as the Oxford Poets-that included W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, C. Day Lewis, and Louis MacNeice.
18 poems of Stephen Spender. Sir Stephen Harold Spender was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965. Spender was born in Kensington, London, to journalist, Edward Harold Spender and Violet Hilda Schuster, a painter and poet. He went first to Hall School in Hampstead and then at thirteen to Gresham's School, Holt and later Charlecote School in Worthing, but was unhappy there
Poem Hunter all poems of by Stephen Spender poems. 18 poems of Stephen Spender. I think continually of those who were truly great. Who, from the womb, remembered the soul's history Through corridors of light where the hours are suns Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition Was that their lips, still touched with fire, Should tell of the Spirit clothed from head to foot in song. And who hoarded from the Spring branches The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms. What is precious is never to forget The essential delight of the blood drawn from ageless springs Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth.
Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist, and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965. Spender was born in Kensington, London, to journalist Harold Spender and Violet Hilda Schuster, a painter and poet, of German Jewish heritage
Spender’s domicile in Houston was a penthouse apartment atop a high-rise dormitory on the university campus. The walls of the apartment are glass and afforded the poet a 270-degree view of America’s self-proclaimed city. His fellow residents in the dorm were mostly athletes, a fact that especially delighted Mr. Spender at breakfast, for with them he was served steaks, sausage, ham, eggs, biscuits, and grits . Were you at all close to William Butler Yeats? STEPHEN SPENDER. I met Yeats, I think probably in 1935 or 1936, at Lady Ottoline Morrell’s. Ottoline asked me to tea alone with Yeats.
Stephen Spender, the son of a journalist, was born in London in 1909. He was educated at University College, Oxford, where he met, among others, W. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and Louis MacNeice, with whom he was to develop a poetics of engagement, writing powerfully of the confusion and alarm of 1930s Europe. He visited Spain during the Civil War, in 1937, where he as Stephen Spender, the son of a journalist, was born in London in 1909.
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-1995, Ranked in the top 500 poets. Stephen Spender Follow. The secret of these hills was stone, and cottages Of that stone made, And crumbling roads That turned on sudden hidden villages. Now over these small hills, they have built the concrete That trails black wire Pylons, those pillars Bare like nude giant girls that have no secret. The valley with its gilt and evening look And the green chestnut Of customary root, Are mocked dry like the parched bed of a brook
|A2a||Not To You I Sighed|
|A2b||An "I" Can Never Be Great Man|
|A2c||Beethoven's Death Mask|
|A2d||My Parents Kept Me From Children Who Were Rough|
|A3a||What I Expected, Was|
|A3b||Who Live Under The Shadow Of A War|
|A4a||The Landscape Near An Aerodrome|
|A5a||I Think Continually|
|A5b||An Elementary School Classroom|
|B1||Elegy For Margaret|
|B3||Four Short Poems About Children|
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|RG 88||Stephen Spender||Stephen Spender Reads A Selection Of His Poems (LP, Album)||Argo||RG 88||UK||Unknown|