Joseph Auslander

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Joseph Auslander
Joseph Auslander wth pipe.jpg
Born(1897-10-11)October 11, 1897
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJune 22, 1965(1965-06-22) (aged 67)
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
OccupationPoet, anthologist, novelist
SpouseAudrey Wurdemann
"Open letter" to the Dutch, World War II poster

Joseph Auslander (October 11, 1897 – June 22, 1965) was an American poet, anthologist, translator of poems, and novelist. Auslander was appointed the first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1937 and 1941.


Auslander was married to Audrey Wurdemann, a Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry;[1] they lived at 3117 35th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood.[2]

Their papers are held at the University of Miami.[3]


  • Sunrise Trumpets, Harper, 1924
  • Cyclop's Eye, Harper & brothers, 1926
  • Historia amoris mea, Harold Vinal, 1927
  • Letters to Women, Harper & brothers, 1929
  • Hell in Harness, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929
  • No Traveller Returns: A Book of Poems, Harper & brothers, 1935
  • More Than Bread: A Book of Poems. Macmillan company. 1936.; Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN 9781417995660
  • Riders at the Gate, The Macmillan co., 1938
  • The Unconquerables: Salutes to the Undying Spirit of the Nazi-Occupied Countries, Saturday Evening Post, 1941
  • "Four Sonnets on the Eve of Invasion", Life, May 22, 1944. p. 40
  • (Joseph Auslander; Audrey Wurdemann) My Uncle Jan,: A Novel, Longmans, Green and Company, 1948
  • The Islanders, Longmans, Green, 1951


  1. ^ "Comparing Poems on Like Topics," by Paul Mowbray Wheeler. The English Journal 40 (3): 154–161; 1951
  2. ^ "DC Writer's Homes - An Online Guide to Where Authors Lived in the Greater Washington DC Region". Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  3. ^ "Auslander, Joseph and Audrey Wurdemann | University of Miami Finding Aids". Retrieved 2013-10-26.

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