John Crowe Ransom
(1888—1974) American poet and critic
American poet and critic, was a professor (1937–58) at Kenyon College, Ohio, where he founded and edited the important Kenyon Review, a scholarly publication committed to the close textual analysis associated with the New Criticism. His critical works include God without Thunder (1930) and The New Criticism (1941). His volumes of verse include Chills and Fever (1924) and Two Gentlemen in Bonds (1927), and he is particularly remembered for his formal, subtle, taut ballad‐portraits and elegies, which include ‘Captain Carpenter’ and ‘Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter’.