Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) was a British poet, born in Belfast.
He made his debut with Blind Fireworks in 1929 and developed a polished ease of expression, reflecting his classical training, as in Autumn Journal in 1939. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he was politically uncommitted.
Later works include the play The Dark Tower in 1947, written for radio, for which he also wrote features (1941-1949); a verse translation of Goethe's Faust, and the radio play The Administrator in 1961. He also translated the Greek classics.