Stephen Spender

Stephen Spender

Born: February 28, 1909

Died: July 16, 1995

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, novelist, essayist

Biography: 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.

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Source/Notes: The Express (l. 1–3) in Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (1988) edited by Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair
Source/Notes: The Express (l. 25–27) in Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (1988) edited by Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair