Joseph Auslander (1897-1965). Courtesy the Library of Congress.

Joseph Auslander
Born October 11, 1897
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died June 22, 1965 (aged 67)
Coral Gables, Florida
Occupation Poet, anthologist, novelist
Nationality United States United States
Spouse(s) Audrey Wurdemann

Joseph Auslander (October 11, 1897 - June 22, 1965) was an American poet, novelist, and academic, noted for his war poetry.[1]


Auslander was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended first Columbia University and then Harvard University (from which he graduated in 1917). He taught English at Harvard for some years, then studied at the Sorbonne on a Parker fellowship. He became a poet-lecturer at Columbia University in 1929.[1]

Auslander was married to poet Audrey Wurdemann, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.[2]

He died in Coral Gables, Florida.[1]


Auslander served as the first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress between 1937 and 1941. He won the Robert Frost Prize in 1964.[1]



  • Sunrise Trumpets. New York & London: Harper, 1924.
  • Cyclops' Eye. New York & London: Harper, 1926.
  • Histori Amoris Mea (long poem). New York: Harold Vinal, 1927.
  • Letters to Women. New York & London: Harper, 1929.
  • Green World: A book of poems. New York: Harper, 1935.
  • No Traveller Returns: A book of poems. New York: Harper, 1935.
  • More Than Bread: A book of poems. New York: Macmillan, 1936.
  • Riders at the Gate: A volume of verse. New York: Macmillan, 1938.
  • The Unconquerables: Salutes to the undying spirit of the Nazi-occupied countries . New York: Simon & Schuster, 1943.
  • Cyclop's Eye


  • Hell in Harness (crime verse novel). Garden City, NY: Crime Club, Inc. / Doubleday, Doran, 1929.
  • My Uncle Jan,: A novel (with Audrey Wurdemann). New York: Longmans Green, 1948.
  • The Islanders (with Audrey Wurdemann). New York: Longmans Green, 1951.



  • The Vigil of Venus (Pervigilium Veneris). New York: Cheshire House, 1931.
  • The Sonnets of Petrarch. London: Longmans Green, 1931.


  • The Winged Horse Anthology (with Frank Ernest Hill). Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1929.
  • Columbia Poetry, 1932. New York: Columbia University, 1932.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Joseph Auslander, Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., Web, June 23, 2012.
  2. "Comparing Poems on Like Topics," by Paul Mowbray Wheeler. The English Journal 40:3 (1951), 154-161.
  3. Search results = au:Joseph Auslander, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 22, 2014.

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