John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom was a poet and scholar. He is remembered for his essays and literary criticism as well. He’s the founder of the New Criticism school and worked at Kenyon College. His first poetry collection was Poems About God and his last was Selected Poems, published around ten years before his death.

Piazza Piece

‘Piazza Piece’ by John Crowe Ransom is a two-stanza poem that uses mismatching structure and elements to bring the reader into a historic world.


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