Stephen Spender

English poet and man of letters

1909   -   1995

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University College, Oxford, Gresham's School, Blundell's School, Hall School
occupation: poet, writer, essayist, university teacher, journalist, literary critic, translator
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Knight Bachelor

Sir Stephen Harold Spender (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist whose work concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.
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