"Amongst his other proteges was W.H. Auden"

Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) – another renowned writer, who penned around 400 poems, grew up in Birmingham and later became an American citizen.

Poems by WH Auden are admired for their style and tone and encompass everything from love to politics and all that lies between.

An Oxford graduate, WH Auden also penned a variety of essays, literary reviews and led a controversial and indeed influential life.