Chris Wallace-Crabbe selects Auden as his necessary poet: 'He excited me so much when I first read his poems, they were so varied in style, so rich in vocabulary, so intellectually enquiring about the modern age.'
'Musee des Beaux Arts' and Trinculo’s Song from 'The Sea and the Mirror' are both in Auden’s Collected Poems, Faber, 1976.
Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry. He has a worldwide reputation, while his latest books of verse are Afternoon in the Central Nervous System and My Feet Are Hungry. He was founding chair of Australian Poetry Limited and is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne. A recent review has dubbed him a ’genial smuggler of surprises’.