John Crowe Ransom

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Birthday
30, 1888
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jul 3, 1974 (86)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
30, 1888
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Jul 3, 1974 (86)

About

Southern poet who established his literary reputation through the publication of two poetry collections: Chills and Fever and Two Gentlemen in Bonds. He was a recipient of both the Bollingen Prize and the National Book Award.

Before Fame

He studied at Vanderbilt University, where he founded a literary group called the Fugitives and edited an influential journal that published the works of Southern Modernist poets.

Trivia

His Selected Poems collection received the National Book Award in 1964.

Family Life

He was one of four children born to a Methodist minister in Pulaski, Tennessee.

Associated With

He and author Allen Tate were both Southern Agrarian writers.

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