U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1937-1941
Joseph Auslander was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1897. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and studied at the Sorbonne on a Parker Fellowship. Auslander published several books of poetry, co-authored two novels, and was the recipient of the Robert Frost Award and the Royal Saint Olav Medal. He was a lecturer of poetry at Columbia University from 1929-1937 before his appointment as the first Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1937-1941.