John Crowe Ransom


John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974) was a teacher, poet, founder of the Kenyon Review, and a father of the New Criticism. From 1937 to 1959, Ransom served as a professor at Kenyon College and his distinguished students included Donald Davidson, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Andrew Lytle, Allen Tate, Peter Taylor, Robert Penn Warren, and E. L. Doctorow.