Damn, What the Hell is Wrong with Auden?

May 6th, 2006

In Reno, Nevada, a 14-year-old ninth grader had to get a court order to read W.H. Auden’s “The More Loving One” during the 2006 National Poetry Month. School administrators objected because the poem contained what school officials deemed inappropriate language � �damn� and �hell.� (5/6/06)