Biographies Stephen Spender

U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1965-1966

Stephen Spender, U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1965-1966. Photo credit: Humphrey Spender.

Stephen Spender was born in London, England, in 1909. He served as the 17th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1965 to 1966, and published 23 poetry collections, including Twenty Poems (1930), The Still Centre (1939), and The Generous Days (1971). Spender was knighted in 1983 and received the Golden PEN Award in 1995. He was also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Stephen Spender died in 1995.

Audio Recordings with Stephen Spender

Selected Works at the Library of Congress