W.H. Auden, (1907 – 1973) English-American poet. He exerted a major influence on the poetry of the 20th century. Auden’s first book of poetry, "Poems", was published in 1928. Auden won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for "The Age of Anxiety". Much of his poetry is concerned with moral issues and evidences a strong political, social, and psychological context.