"I hear it's terrible now, that honors seminars meet in the evening and go on forever." *

auden at swarthmore

Auden's teaching appointment ended in 1945, but he returned to a Swarthmore classroom in November 1971. After a lecture and poetry reading on the night of November 14th, he sat down the next morning with visiting professor/fellow poet Brendan Kennelly and a group of students to answer questions and speak informally on a variety of topics, from the obvious (poetry and politics) to the surprising (drugs and detective fiction).

The College Bulletin published a transcript of this discussion in its May 1972 issue, which can be viewed as a PDF or read online by following the links below.


Romanticism seminar < Q & A with Brendan Kennelly's class > Auden in the library

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