John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom

Fellow: Awarded 1931

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-30-1888

Died: 07-03-1974

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

RANSOM, JOHN CROWE:  Appointed for creative writing, abroad; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1931.

Born April 30, 1888, at Pulaski, Tennessee. Education:  Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1909; University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar from Tennessee (Christ Church), B.A., 1913.

Instructor in English, 1914–17, Assistant Professor, 1919–23, Associate Professor, 1923–27, Professor, 1927—, Vanderbilt University.

Publications:  Poems about God, 1919; Chills and Fever, 1924; Two Gentlemen in Bonds, 1927; God Without Thunder, 1930. Contributor to I’ll Take my Stand: the South and the Agrarian Tradition, 1930.

AWARDS WON

National Book, Poetry, 1964