John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974), poet, critic, and teacher was born in Pulaski, Tennessee. He entered Vanderbilt University at the age of fifteen, received his undergraduate degree in 1909, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and crowned his academic career at Kenyon College where he founded and edited the Kenyon Review . His criticism - The New Criticism - was revered and feared. His poems are at once ancient and modern while never modernist (T.S. Eliot: "I have probably a higher opinion of your...See more