Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee in May of 1914. As a young man he attended Hume-Fogg High School. It was here that he first began thinking seriously about writing. Read more of Randall Jarrell’s Biography.

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

‘The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner’ is Randall Jarrell’s best-loved poem. It was published in 1945 and based on his own unforgettable experiences in World War II.

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