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Authors and publishers and others who wish to quote from the works of W. H. Auden may arrange for copyright permissions through the sources listed below.

Important note on permissions: The Estate of W. H. Auden can give permission to quote or reprint works published in the UK by Faber & Faber, but the Estate cannot legally grant permission to quote or reprint works by Auden that are currently in print in editions published by Random House, as described below. Auden's contracts with Random House gives Random House the sole right to grant permission to quote poems and prose included in its editions. Please do not write to the Estate to ask permission to quote any of Auden's works that are in print with Random House; the Estate has no legal right to give such permission.

For works by Auden that are currently in print in editions published by Faber & Faber or by Princeton University Press, please contact Curtis Brown Ltd. in New York, as described below.

Photographs of W. H. Auden: Please note that the Estate of W. H. Auden has no control over photographs and other images of Auden. The Estate has no right to grant permission to reproduce any photographs of Auden and cannot supply photographs of Auden for publication. All rights to all photographs of Auden are the property of the original photographers or their representatives.

Important note on permissions fees: The publishers, and only the publishers, determine the fees that will be charged for quoting for works under their control; and the publisher, not the Estate, receives fees and keeps a large proportion of the fees. The Estate does not determine the fees charged by the publisher; the Estate has no knowledge of, and no influence over, the fees that publisher chooses to charge. The publishers have made extremely clear that they do not want the Estate's advice on fees and will not be influenced by such advice. The Estate cannot legally waive permission fees that the publishers would otherwise receive. Please do not write to the Estate to ask permission to quote Auden's works without paying a fee that would otherwise be collected by the publisher; the Estate has no legal right to give such permission. 

For publications in the United States or elsewhere, but not in Great Britain, Ireland, Europe, and the former British Commonwealth:

For permission to quote or reprint poems, plays, and essays that appear in Auden's Collected Poems, Selected Poems, As I Walked Out One Evening, The Dyer's Hand, or Forewords and Afterwords, consult this page on the Random House web site for the appropriate form and other information, and then contact the following:

For permission to quote, reprint, translate, or perform poems, plays, or essays that appear in The English Auden, any volume of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, or any other published or unpublished work by Auden, contact Curtis Brown Ltd. in New York:

For publications in Great Britain, Ireland, Western Europe, or the former British Commonwealth:

For permission to quote or reprint any poems, plays, or essays that appear in Auden's Collected Poems, Selected Poems, As I Walked Out One Evening, The English Auden, The Dyer's Hand, Forewords and Afterwords, any volume in The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, or any other published work by Auden, including any work published by Faber & Faber or the Princeton University Press, contact Curtis Brown Ltd. in New York:

For permission to translate or prepare musical settings of Auden's work for publication or performance anywhere in the world, and for all other permissions and questions:

Contact Curtis Brown Ltd. in New York:


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