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Stephen Spender

Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.

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    Far far from gusty waves, these children’s faces.
    Like rootless weeds the torn hair round their paleness.
    Stephen Spender (1909–1995)

    Consider his life which was valueless
    In terms of employment, hotel ledgers, news files.
    Consider. One bullet in ten thousand kills a man.
    Ask. Was so much expenditure justified
    On the death of one so young and so silly
    Lying under the olive tree, O world, O death?
    —Stephen Spender (1909–1995)

    Seynt Stevene was a clerk in Kyng Herowdes halle.
    And servyd him of bred and cloth, as every kyng befalle.
    —Unknown. St. Stephen and King Herod (l. 1–2)