American poet, librettist and translator CHESTER KALLMAN died on this date (b. 1921) He is best known for his collaborations with W.H. Auden and Igor Stravinsky. Kallman studied at Brooklyn college and at the University of Michigan. In the 1950’s he and the poet Harold Norse attended a reading given by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. The two had plans to seduce the British writers. Kallman and Auden hit it off. They stayed together for thirty-five years. Although at times a tempestous relationship, they were steadfast to one another to the end.