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Chard DeNiord: At Auden’s Grave, September 1, 2016

      “We must love one another or die.”   — W.H. Auden                                                             What caused you to think it was a lie, Old Master—that either/or that gave you pause in “September 1, … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · 2 Comments

W.H. Auden: September 1, 1939

“We must love one another or die.” Today, over 75 years later, W.H. Auden’s poem September 1, 1939 resonates more than ever. First published in The New Republic in October … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: “1st September 1939” by W.H. Auden

The date marked the moment when Germany invaded Poland, initiating the start of World War II. “September 1, 1939″ was originally published in The New Republic on October 18, 1939. … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

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